Manny Pacquiao’s camp has confirmed a match between the Filipino boxing legend and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor is in the works with all proceeds going to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
The 32-year-old UFC star first mentioned the match on Sept. 25 on his Twitter account, saying he will be going up against “Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East,” according to ESPN.
The fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has swept through every trending section of every news outlet. During their May-Mac press conference in Los Angeles, McGregor’s called Mayweather “boy,” which ignited a debate among fight fans about Conor’s racism. Luckily, McGregor responded in his own words about why he isn’t racist.
McGregor explained that he wasn’t racist, and the anti-Black “jokes” he made in Brooklyn fell flat.
MMA fighter Conor “The Notorious” McGregor is currently the UFC Featherweight Champion. The 27-year-old from of Dublin, Ireland is on a 15-fight winning streak and holds the title for the fastest world title knockout of an opponent after he KO’ed Jose Aldo last December in an impressive 13 seconds.