Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next!

17 December, 2017, 02:06 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Conor McGregor Forget Pacquiao ... I Want an MMA Fight Next!

According to the statement from Showtime sports, the Mayweather-McGregor fight generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.

In a chance interview with entertainment website TMZ, McGregor said he wants to be in a "real fight".

Tagged the "Fight of the Century" the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout took over six years in negotiations but eventually failed to live up to the hype with the Filipino southpaw nursing an injury.

If you rolled your eyes when Manny Pacquiao recently claimed that his team has initiated talks, with the hopes of having him box Conor McGregor, well, here's some good news for you. This would be another big money fight for him.

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Instead in 17 games we lost four games. "Because, "you are negative, positive, you think negative", it's bull****, bull****". I am this way. "It doesn't mean that we don't try to catch them".

Pressed about what he meant by a "true fight", McGregor confirmed he was indeed referring to MMA.

The total global revenue from the event including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution exceeds $600 million, which-along with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao- is among the largest for a single-day sporting event of all time.

In a live Periscope video uploaded by FightHype.com, the 15-time world boxing champion told fans that he could "come back" to UFC, fight "in the Octagon", and "do a three or four-fight deal and make $1 billion (£745 million)".

However, McGregor was quick to rule out the same, saying, "I think a true fight is what I want to do next". Having broken the novelty against Mayweather in his first foray into boxing, however, it would be highly unlikely that there would be anywhere near the interest that last summer's "Money Fight" managed.

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