Conor McGregor will return to boxing in 2021 and fight Manny Pacquiao, according to Audie Attar, manager of the UFC star.
McGregor is preparing for a rematch with Dustin Poirier, which will take place on Jan.. January is set to headline UFC 257 after returning from retirement.
This year there were talks between representatives of McGregor and Pacquiao. The fight is expected to take place in the Middle East in 2021.
« On 23. January a fight against Dustin Poirier, « Attar told Bloomberg. « He’s going to do business with Dustin first, but Conor came out saying he wanted to fight Manny. Manny came out and said he wanted to fight Conor. As I have already publicly stated, we held talks.
« This is a fight we’re definitely going to be fighting because both fighters want it, and there seems to be interest among fans around the world. «
McGregor switched to boxing in 2017 when he was shown in a lucrative exhibition by Floyd Mayweather Jr. which is said to have earned him around £ 100 million.
A fight with Pacquiao, who is currently Senator for the Phillippinnes, is likely to have a charitable aspect.
« For all Philippine Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will fight UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year, » it said in a statement. “Most of his income goes to those affected by the pandemic across the country. «
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