Published: Sat, December 09, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor in talks for April showdown

Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor in talks for April showdown

But the Mayweather-McGregor fight crushed that number with 6.7 worldwide million pay-per-view buys, and McGregor is estimated to have walked away with a payday in excess of $100 million.

"If we can negotiate it, I have no problem, said".

Last month, UFC president Dana White expressed doubts over whether McGregor would ever return to the octagon, and it seems the Irishman will not be short of options if he decides to box again. It was kind of odd considering that neither fighter is from a country that celebrates Thanksgiving (though the holiday once was observed in Pacquiao's native Philippines, a former US territory).

Asked if he had already approached McGregor's handlers for such a fight, Pacquiao told AFP, "initially, but we have not yet had any follow-up conversations".

On Thanksgiving, Pacquaio posted a photo of the 29-year-old MMA fighter on Instagram. Stay fit my friend.

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The two Diaz vs. McGregor fights were at 170lbs, however Diaz has fought primarily at lightweight during his 12-year career.

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match in August was ... fine.

Pacquiao's last fight came on July 2 when he lost to Jeff Horn by unanimous decision, though many thought Pacquiao had won the fight.

The reaction from both the MMA and boxing communities was mixed, to say the least, and below you can see some of the best responses to the reports.

Since that fight, Diaz has played hardball with the UFC. "I run the fight game, the fashion game, the whiskey game, or whatever the next business endeavour might be".

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