I am Boxing Manny Pacquiao
… ‘In The Center East’
9/25/2020 1:21 PM PT
1:17 PM PT — TMZ Sports activities spoke with Dana White simply minutes previous to Conor’s announcement that he is preventing Pacquiao … and the UFC honcho mentioned he had SOMETHING within the works with McGregor … however was adamant it was not associated to a battle.
So … is that this actual, or is the dude blowing main smoke??
Here is the deal — Conor went on a mini-rant on Twitter on Friday … posting Instagram DMs with Dana White that seemingly present he was begging for a battle previous to his retirement in June.
“I used to be pushing laborious for the season,” Conor says. “A number of opponents, a number of dates supplied all through. All to happen again to again.”
He added … “Then when covid hit and the speak was that I must watch for crowds once more, I walked away from the scenario. I used to be ready lengthy sufficient at that stage.”
This all got here to a head after Corridor of Famer Diego Sanchez mentioned he needed his retirement battle to be in opposition to McGregor … which Conor appeared to be down with again in February, in accordance with the DMs.
Nothing was capable of come to fruition … and now Conor is telling his 8.2 million Twitter followers he’ll be again within the battle sport … simply not for UFC.
“Anyway all water underneath the bridge who offers a fook,” Conor tweeted. “I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao subsequent within the Center East.”
Whereas the information is extraordinarily thrilling, it have to be taken with the most important grain of salt on the planet — Conor has been recognized to make use of his platform to precise his frustrations previously.
It IS fairly fascinating, nonetheless, that Conor lately posted footage of himself coaching within the ring … so, coincidence??
White has additionally beforehand spoken on the potential of establishing a Conor vs. Manny battle — saying, “I don’t care about that s**t.”
So … there’s that.
Story creating …
Initially revealed — 11:57 AM PT