Retired UFC star Conor McGregor dropped a bombshell Friday on Twitter in the form of a potential boxing match with Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor didn't provide a date but wrote that he is "boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East."
The Irishman made the declaration after tweeting screenshots of a DM conversation he had with UFC President Dana White in February:
White was trying to get McGregor to be on standby for UFC 249 in the event that either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson had to pull out, but McGregor wanted a pay-per-view focused on him in Los Angeles in May instead.
UFC 249 was moved from April to May because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Justin Gaethje replaced Khabib since Nurmagomedov was unable to leave Russia during the pandemic.