It’s been a social media storm today from the biggest star in the UFC. Conor McGregor has once again been active on his favorite platform, Twitter. McGregor sent a slew of screenshots between him and Dana White showing that he wanted to fight.
The former UFC double champion continued to ask White in the screenshots for options to get him a fight. The only thing that McGregor declined to do was be a backup for the Khabib Nurmagomedov – Tony Ferguson fight.
McGregor became increasingly frustrated with the UFC because he was asked to wait until fans come back. Because of his growing frustration, he decided that he wanted to walk away from the sport because of the lack of options.
However, McGregor went on to say that he’s not done in the combat arena. In the last tweet that McGregor sent, he claimed that he would be boxing world champion, Manny Pacquiao, in the Middle East for his next bout.
Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook.
I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
UFC versus Boxing Round 2?
Back in late July, the former UFC champion made headlines when he tweeted out the words, “I accept,” in Pacquiao’s native language. The two have been rumored to be a pairing for some time and both have expressed interest in the contest.
The UFC has come out recently and said that they were working on something fun for Conor McGregor. However, when Dana White was pressed on him fighting in the octagon, he wouldn’t confirm nor deny it.
White said that whatever it was would take place in early 2021. Could White have been referring to a potential boxing matching between McGregor and Pacquiao? Pacquiao last fought in July of 2019 when he successfully defended his WBA Super World Welterweight title.
If the UFC were to co-promote a fight between McGregor and Pacquiao, one has to wonder if the title would be on the line or if it would be a one off spectacle. Either way, McGregor has found a way to get his name back in the media right before a massive UFC event.