Dana White Takes Shots At Manny Pacquiao & Bob Arum

Dana White Takes Shots At Manny Pacquiao & Bob Arum

Nate Diaz has been chasing a rubber match with Conor McGregor for over a year now, and he might be willing to hunt that opportunity across multiple sports.

If all plans go well, the prospective fight between the UFC giant and boxing legend would take place in April next year, during the lengthy recess of the Philippine Senate of which Pacquiao is a member.

UFC president Dana White has produced a stinging response to Manny Pacquiao's claim that he had opened talks to fight Conor McGregor.

Manny Pacquiao has created a stir in both the boxing and MMA community after reports emerged that his management had started discussions with McGregor's team of a possible boxing match in April 2018.

McGregor's last and only professional boxing bout came back in August when he was knocked out inside 10 rounds by Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

"That would be weird because he's (McGregor) under contract with us", White told the press who attended the Fresno card. "If that's true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever is representing him".

Dana White has also gone on record to say that Conor McGregor may never step into the Octagon again after receiving over $100 million for his fight with Mayweather.

Further, Pacquiao's promoter is Bob Arum, who has traded verbal shots with White for years. "It's an acknowledgement how strong boxing is that he has a UFC that's cratering and he needs boxing to save himself..."

However, White has been known in the past to bow to McGregor's demands and hence the UFC middleweight unification fight is not guaranteed.

The UFC has been in talks with McGregor about a new deal. "If you want a spectacle, you can watch it'".

Speaking to Express Sport, NAC executive director Bob Bennett said he doesn't believe Diaz has applied for a boxing license just yet, but that he probably wouldn't have difficulty getting one if he did.

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