CONOR McGREGOR may very well be set for his second boxing combat – in opposition to legend of the ring Manny Pacquiao.
Rumours proceed to flow into that the Infamous isn’t completed with boxing simply but following his blockbuster defeat to Floyd Mayweather.
And now Pacquiao has dropped an enormous trace that he may very well be the subsequent in line to face the two-weight UFC champ.
The Filipino boxer posted a photograph of McGregor on Instagram, captioning it: “Completely satisfied Thanksgiving! Keep match my buddy. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma.”
Pacquiao has not fought since he was on the tip of a shock loss to Aussie Jeff Horn in July, with many believing it will sign his retirement.
But Pac-Man, who’s closely concerned in politics within the Philippines, has not formally retired, and now fancies a crack Irish megastar McGregor.
The Infamous is broadly anticipated to return to UFC, however once more, nothing official has been introduced.
His long-time coach John Kavanagh says McGregor is not going to return to the octagon till April 2018.
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The Irish coach has been in Bahrain together with his fighter Frans Mlambo, for the Courageous CF 9 card.
The 40-year-old coached Mlambo to a first-round end over Michael Deiga-Scheck then gave phrase on his largest star McGregor’s future.
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Kavanagh said his first fight back since his loss to former undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr will be in the middle of next year at the earliest.
MMA journalist Farah Hannoun said she spoke with Kavanagh on his recent trip to Bahrain and he said he doesn’t see McGregor returning to the UFC this year.
Hannoun said: “Just saw John Kavanagh who was very surprised by the Woodley vs Diaz rumours.
“Says Conor probably won’t return until April or mid next year.
“Still have to go through negotiations with the #UFC to place deal for next fight.”