Dana White slams Conor McGregor v Manny Pacquiao by insisting ‘I don’t care about that s**t'

White slammed a potential crossover fight between McGregor and Pacquiao
White slammed a potential crossover fight between McGregor and Pacquiao - (Copyright Imago/PA Images)
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UFC boss Dana White has dismissed a potential crossover fight between Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao by insisting he ‘don’t care about any of that s****'.

McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather in a huge boxing-MMA clash back in 2017, with the American coming out on top via a tenth round stoppage. 

McGregor lost a crossover bout with legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather back in 2017 - (Copyright UPI/PA Images)

And he recently raised eyebrows by tweeting ‘Tinatanggap ko’, which translates to ‘accepted’ in Filipino, Pacquiao’s native tongue.

But while White was involved in the promotion of Mayweather-McGregor three years ago, he has dismissed any interest in McGregor-Pacquiao.

McGregor announced his retirement from MMA back in June despite coming off the back of a sensational 40-second knockout of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at the beginning of the year.

The Irishman did recently appear to accept a callout from rising UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, who is currently 8-0 as a professional.

But White again showed little desire to entertain a McGregor fight right now outside of a potential rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov down the line, the man who submitted him back in 2018.

White added: "No, listen, Conor’s retired and Conor’s move right now is sit back, see how this year plays out, and see what’s next for him.

"You know he wants the Khabib fight; that happens October 24th. So, we’ll see."

Khabib will defend his UFC Lightweight Title against Justin Gaethje in October.

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