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McGrgor Wants MMA Fight Next, Despite Manny Pacquiao Rumours

17 December, 2017, 01:38 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Mayweather and McGregor

Following his fight with Mayweather that ended up as the second biggest pay-per-view in history, McGregor has largely been laying low outside of popping up on Instagram or making random appearances like his shopping trip to NY this week.

Conor McGregor has not yet revealed a date or opponent for his next professional fight, but he has indicated it will take place in the UFC.

No matter who his next fight was going to be against, McGregor has said he wanted to fight on his terms, meaning it could still be a while before we see him inside the Octagon again, depending on how negotiations go between himself and the UFC. Focusing on business as much as fighting (a film, whiskey and a clothing line soon followed the Floyd bout), he wanted a stake in the UFC itself.

If you rolled your eyes when Manny Pacquiao recently claimed that his team has initiated talks, with the hopes of having him box Conor McGregor, well, here's some good news for you. But one of TMZ's interviewer-cameramen caught up with the Irishman in NY on Friday, and it sure sounds as if he'd rather step back into the octagon first.

As for what lies next in a glittering and high-profile career, the Dubliner had this to say.


"I want to fight Georges, man". A real fight. Exactly what's a real fight?

There you have it.

At the moment, Tony Ferguson looks to be the favorite to face Notorious next inside the Octagon in a lightweight title unification fight since he is the interim UFC Lightweight Champion.

The Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view total is nearly double the third biggest fight of all time, Oscar De La Hoya's 2007 fight with Mayweather, which had 2.48 million buys. This connection was flagged for years, with Wrestlemania rumours intensifying in the throes of what looked to be a long spell of inactivity.

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