Conor McGregor has sensationally claimed he’s set to return to the ring to battle Manny Pacquiao within the Center East.
The UFC icon, who was defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr in a blockbuster battle in 2017, launched a flurry of tweets on Friday evening.
Within the tweets, he posted a photograph of his messages to UFC president Dana White, the place he confirmed that he tried to rearrange a return to the game however talks fizzled out.
Nonetheless, in a parting bombshell, McGregor later tweeted: “Anyway all water beneath the bridge who provides a fook. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao subsequent within the Center East.”
The Irishman had earlier provided himself for a bout within the octagon with Diego Sanchez, who admitted he has given up on his dream of turning into a UFC champion.
Sanchez revealed he desires to be remembered as an awesome within the sport and outlined his plans to battle McGregor, who has mentioned he’s keen to take him up on his supply.
He wrote: “To Diego Sanchez… I seen your current feedback about your ultimate bout and I’m in! After you fought Pereira, I had requested for myself and also you to compete in Dublin. This was again in February once I was engaged on opposition for my season, pre covid. Good luck this weekend!”
It’s not but clear the place McGregor and Paquiao will battle – or if the the previous was 100 per cent real in what he was saying.
Legend Filipino bruiser Paquiao, who’s considered one of many best fighters ever, most just lately fought in July final yr when he beat Keith Thurman in a WBA tremendous world welterweight title defence.
He has not tweeted in response to McGregor’s publish.