“I know those talks are intensifying, and I believe, maybe late this year, that bout will take place,” Conor McGregor says Manny Pacquiao fight is still on

The 'Notorious' Conor McGregor is still interested in a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao and he told negotiations are still going on.

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Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao

Conor McGregor will be making his much-anticipated comeback just in few days against Dustin Poirier. McGregor is determined to stay and rule the Lightweight division like before with a win against Poirier.

Along with this Conor McGregor is also interested in the high-profile boxing match with Manny Pacquiao. In his latest interview with Big John McCarthy and Josh Thompson, Conor told the negotiations are still going on.

Conor says, “That is certainly how the southpaw bout came about with Dustin, and that, also, he’s number one in the rankings, I believe. He’s right atop the division. So, it makes sense to go back.”

“But I certainly prepared for a good southpaw, and Manny is in the wings, waiting. I know those talks are intensifying, and I believe, sometime this year, maybe late this year, that bout will take place. And really, it will be on the discussions with the UFC where we go with this, what’s next.”

Manny Pacquiao is also interested in a match with Conor

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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao

Manny ‘The Packman’ Pacquiao also shared interest in the fight with Conor McGregor. In December he stated that he wants to fight ‘The Notorious’ along with the other two boxers he is targeting, i.e. Errol Spence and Terrence Crawford.

Pacquiao also says, “I want to experience a fight with an MMA fighter,”. The UFC president Dana White didn’t share much interest in this matchup he wants Conor to stay and focus on UFC.

White also said that Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov 2 match is also on line if the negotiations with Khabib go in the right direction. If Conor gets this match he will be focused on this than anything else.

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