Conor McGregor Says He’s Fighting Manny Pacquiao After Leaking Private DMs With Dana White In Twitter Tirade

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Conor McGregor has apparently announced who he’s fighting next after once again claiming that he’s done doing business with the UFC.

On Friday, McGregor, who previously announced his retirement from MMA in June, leaked several private Instagram messages he’s had with UFC president Dana White in which they couldn’t agree to a fight with Diego Sanchez before COVID hit.

According to McGregor, he’s now going to fight Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East since he was unable to work things out with White and the UFC.

Update: ESPN’s Ariel Helwani confirms McGregor is in serious talks with Pacquiao for a fight in the Middle East that will take place some time in December.


UFC star Conor McGregor is in serious talks to fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, but the bout isn’t a done deal yet, McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN on Friday.

McGregor said Friday afternoon on Twitter that he is “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.”

The McGregor-Pacquiao boxing match would take place in late December or early January, Attar said. The Middle East is one of a few locations being discussed to host the fight, he added.

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