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Conor McGregor v Manny Pacquiao could happen

Georges St-Pierre GETTY Georges St-Pierre's future with the UFC is currently up in the air
Kristopher Love | 04 February, 2017, 03:09

Last week, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao bared his intentions to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. I do not think it will happen at the end of this year or next year, "he backed Mayweather". It is a spectacle that both sets of fans want to see and would undoubtedly break all PPV records.

But one fighter who'd certainly be happy with the booking, even if it's for at least partially selfish reasons, is UFC lightweight Kevin Lee, who frequently trains at Mayweather Boxing Club. "I would give Manny the right and the permission to fight Conor McGregor any time the money is right for Manny", he added. Not only could a crossover fight between Conor and Floyd generate hundreds of millions of dollars, Floyd doesn't exactly have a reputation for being the kind of boxer that could violently hurt you in a fight.

It might seem that Silva's request to fight McGregor would also come with a time limit considering the former middleweight champion will turn 42 in April, but age won't define when he's going to stop fighting. However, Conor has shown that come fight day he is a completely different fighter and rises to the occasion.

Aldo was knocked out in just 13 seconds by McGregor at UFC 194 in December, 2015, in what was the Brazilian's first defeat in nearly a decade. He is expected to be out of the game for around 10 months.

UFC announcer and It's Time podcast host Bruce Buffer. It would be a huge gamble by the organization to have their only star fight in a different sport and take the limelight away from MMA.

According to McGregor, if push comes to shove, the fight may have to happen without White and the UFC. Posting on his official Instagram account, the 33-year-old stated that fighting is all he knows as he also hinted that an announcement is around the corner.