Conor McGregor: “Maybe I’ll just fight Pacquiao instead.”

Conor McGregor: “Maybe I’ll just fight Pacquiao instead.”

Last night Conor McGregor sat down with Ariel Helwani for a pay-per-view interview amongst a crowd of 5,000 people. Throughout the night, Floyd Mayweather’s name came up quite a few times. While the chatter in regards to a potential fight appears to be getting stronger, it’s always wise to have a backup plan.

Conor McGregor: "Maybe I'll just fight Pacquiao instead."The backup plan in this instance could come in the form of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao, who also serves as a Senator in his home country of the Philippines, has expressed interest in facing McGregor if the Floyd fight never materializes.

“In boxing? In boxing, but not in UFC, just boxing,”, said Pacquiao.

When pressed by Helwani if he would consider Manny in the event that Floyd backs down, McGregor conveyed that he is looking to have a fight one way or another:

“Maybe f*ck Floyd. Maybe f*ck the A-side. Maybe I’ll just fight Pacquiao instead. Why not do that? Why not fight Manny and f*ck Floyd?”

First thing is first though and the Conor – Floyd fight has to be fully explored before we can begin to talk about Manny. However, having one of the greatest boxers of all-time waiting in the wings just in case, is not a bad place to be.