Conor McGregor Posts Dana White DMs, Says He’s Boxing Manny Pacquaio
In a surprising series of tweets, Conor McGregor has posted several private messages between himself and the UFC president Dana White and accepted Diego Sanchez’s call out. Oh and he announced he’s fighting Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring in the Middle East.
Speaking to the media ahead of his welterweight clash with Jake Matthews at UFC 253, Sanchez revealed his four fight retirement plan, which concludes with a fight with McGregor.
“Nick Diaz is coming back,” Sanchez said. “There’s some other names, Nate Diaz, there’s a lot of big fights that would be appealing for the fans. I said I shoot for the moon, Conor McGregor is the number four fight. I envision myself dominating these next three fights and finishing my career with a fight with Conor McGregor. That’s my dream, that’s my vision. As I build my legacy and his does what his does, I’ll be waiting if he wants to do it at the end of the road.”
Taking to social media, McGregor responded directly to Sanchez, stating that he asked for the fight at the start of the year, when ‘The Nightmare’ first stated that he wanted to fight the Irishman. To support his claims, the former two division UFC champion posted several screenshots of private messages between himself and Dana.
Responding to McGregor’s tweets, Sanchez promised an excellent performance on Fight Island.
McGregor meanwhile, went on to explain the reasoning behind his latest retirement in June.
Then in a surprising twist, McGregor announced that he will be boxing Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East.
The series of tweets came a few hours after McGregor posted footage of him training in the boxing ring.
McGregor teased of a fight with Pacquiao last month, when he tweet ‘I accept’ in Filipino. Both men are signed with Paradigm Sports Management.
McGregor has boxed once before, three year ago when he fought Floyd Mayweather. Although he would go on to lose in the 10th round, the fight sold over four million pay per views.
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In the last hour, CNN Philippines has stated that Pacquiao’s team have confirmed that talks have begun.
In the last couple of minutes, McGregor has just posted a message to Diego Sanchez, following his loss to Jake Matthews at UFC 253.
McGregor’s tweet comes shortly after Dana White expressed his dissatisfaction at Conor for posting his private DMs, while speaking at the UFC 253 post fight press conference.
Responding to Dana’s comments, McGregor hit out at the UFC president for lying.
Over the weekend, McGregor also took to Instagram to post about his fight with Mayweather. Adding that he thinks it’s “criminal” that his MMA career is currently on hold.