Another wrinkle has arisen in the Manny Pacquiao-Conor McGregor drama, as UFC announcer Bruce Buffer, stated he was contacted by Pacquiao’s team in an attempt to reach Conor McGregor’s team.
Pacquiao first hinted at the fight several weeks ago on social media, by sending a message to McGregor offering a fight between the two.
UFC President Dana White, who has a very public feud with Top Rank promoter, Bob Arum, would eventually go public to make it known that he would legally go after Pacquiao’s team if they spoke t McGregor directly.
“That would be weird, because (McGregor’s) under contract with us,” White told MMAjunkie. “If that’s true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever is representing him.”
McGregor made his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, who won the contest with a tenth round TKO at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in August of 2017.
According to Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, there were no discussions between Pacquiao’s team and McGregor’s management.
Buffer revealed in an interview that Pacquiao’s people contacted him on several occasions to reach out to McGregor’s management, Buffer made it clear to contact White.
“All respect to Manny Pacquiao, one of my favorite boxers of all-time. I think for me personally, the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight was the fight that we all enjoyed and got $100 worth of entertainment. I would rather see Conor get back to MMA, it excites me much more,” Buffer told TMZ Sports.
“Lets see a boxer fight under MMA rules and fight Conor in the octagon, and it might be another tremendously huge payday. And honestly if you know Manny Pacquiao and you know about his training and his background… who knows? It could be a possibility, you never know. That, to me, would be a mega-fight. Stepping in the octagon. Conor has already stepped into the squared ring. Maybe its time for someone with major status in boxing to step into the octagon.”
“I’ve had some of Manny’s friends call me and say, ‘Can you talk to Conor’s management?’ I’ve had that happen over the last six months. It’s not my position to do that. I told them, ‘You guys know who to call — call the right people.’ Money talks and people walk.”