Face of the Fight Game, Conor McGregor Comes Out of Retirement to Face Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East!

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This weekend is arguably the most interesting one for all the fans of combat sports! Not only because Abu Dhabi is hosting the second edition of Fight Island, and it kicked off with a very interesting UFC 253, but also a major announcement was dropped that got everyone on the edge. The face of the fight game, Conor McGregor tweeted last weekend that his next fight is going to be against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and that this fight is targeted to take place in the Middle East!

The Irishman’s coming out of retirement didn’t surprise anyone as he already retired and came out of retirement three times in the past four years. And also, UFC President Dana White already said in an earlier interview that they’re talking with Conor on something interesting in early 2021. Everyone back then suspected that Conor will be back to the octagon, but didn’t guess it’ll be to the boxing ring instead.

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The very first shot of the fight. Right on the button through the guard. I didn’t even put anything into that shot. Just placed it. It was hard for me not to dwell on the full 12 rounds that were potentially ahead of me and hold back my shots early. Still tho right on the absolute button. The first punch thrown. Remember the experts saying I wouldn’t land even 1 lol. I landed more than them all. The picture above is the very first punch of the fight thrown, and landed, and inside the very first second of the fight. Bums all of them “experts”. Listen to none of them! Really I should have just sat right thru that shot and took his head off and fuck the distance. If it didn’t work out just give him a good boot into the neck and get DQ’d and fined and who’d give a fuck. I’m upset I fully followed the rules for that fight to be honest. Floyd deserved a volley at the least. A shoulder even, break the face. Manny not so much tho I don’t think, but I will see how the build up goes and wait to hear what bitter old Freddie Roach has to say and then make a decision. My Whiskeys at half a b and climbing I could take a fine. I’d rather fight MMA anyway not sure why I’ve been held back like this, it’s borderline criminal at this stage. The biggest number generator in the game asking for four fights since February this year and getting left on seen. It’s pretty fucked up when I keep thinking of it. I’ve been right here this whole time. Bob Chapek, do you copy! I repeat, Bob Chapek – Do You Copy! Anyways boxing it is for now and I’m up for this! I hope no bottling takes place here. I’m already agreeing to these limited rules and holding back my full array of weapons. Let’s get it going guys. Much love, the champ champ

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This is not going to be Conor’s first mega cross over fight to face a boxing legend, as he already did back in 2017 against Floyd Mayweather and it sold 4.3 million PPV buys, and became the second-biggest selling bout in history.

The eight-division champion’s camp responded to the McGregor news stating that “For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Senator Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor next year. The huge portion of his earnings will proceed to those who are affected nationwide by the pandemic.”

“Of course there are two or three countries that you’d normally expect here. If you narrow down the scope geographically, it’s the GCC. It’s one of a few markets that are interested” said Azhar Muhammad Saul, senior vice president of strategy and business development at Paradigm that represents both fighters. He also added that they’re looking at a window between the end of December to early January for the super-fight!

WE SAID THIS: If the fight is happening, who you got?