Conor McGregor just lately dropped a serious bombshell about his future showdown with Michael Chandler. Amid hypothesis surrounding the Irishman’s comeback battle, McGregor graced ‘The Day of Reckoning’ boxing occasion on the Kingdom Enviornment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The occasion was co-captained by heavyweight sensations Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, who competed in separate fights.
Talking to iFL TV ringside, the previous two-division UFC champion answered the long-awaited query about his subsequent opponent. ‘The Infamous’, who has been inactive since July 2021, claims he’s patiently ready for the UFC to finalize a matchup whereas he’s introduced with quite a few choices.
McGregor dropped a bombshell by naming boxing legend Manny Pacquiao as a possible opponent, even difficult him to step up in weight for a conflict with the Irishman. McGregor acknowledged:
“They’re naming opponents now. What about me versus Manny right here in Saudi Arabia? How does that sound to you? Would not you suppose Manny ought to transfer up in weight because it’s his sport? Would you suppose that is what a person would do versus what a mouse would do? Manny already owes me $8 million by way of the courts. He signed a contract with my administration firm and has not honored his deal. So battle my weight and I’ll settle that invoice away .”
Earlier this yr, Conor McGregor turned embroiled in a authorized dispute with Manny Pacquiao, claiming he was reportedly owed $8 million as a part of a controversial battle deal that went bitter. The disagreement stems from a two-fight settlement between their respective promotions. Pacquiao’s aspect reportedly failed to stick to the settlement, prompting McGregor to provoke authorized proceedings.
In the meantime, McGregor is reportedly set to make his octagon return towards Michael Chandler, who he coached towards earlier this yr on season 31 of The Final Fighter. Nevertheless, the particular date for his or her upcoming battle has not but been introduced. ‘The Infamous’ has been sidelined since struggling a horrific damaged leg in his third battle towards Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Regardless of a plethora of choices introduced to him, McGregor expresses frustration over the UFC’s lack of communication relating to a battle date. In a latest revelation, McGregor revealed that talks with Saudi representatives have been extra fruitful than these with the UFC.
Watch McGregor’s feedback beneath (0:45):