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McGregor says MMA, not Pacquiao, is next on agenda

McGregor says MMA, not Pacquiao, is next on agenda

UFC president Dana White has dismissed suggestions of Conor McGregor having another boxing match before he defends his lightweight title.

Ditto two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi, who has been calling out McGregor after Conor released edited footage that appeared to show Paulie getting dropped in a sparring session, which Paulie contests.

A statement from Showtime sports said the August fight generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.

However, McGregor made it clear that Pacquiao will not be his next order of business.

The American defeated Conor McGregor using boxing rules in August.

McGregor told TMZ after a night on the town in NY that next up, he wants a "real fight". His 2007 clash against De La Hoya recorded 2.48 million buys.

Showtime said in their statement that the fight had exceeded 600 million dollars, including global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution. "Together Showtime and Mayweather have now accounted for the three highest grossing pay-per-view events of all time".

The legendary coach simply believes that the fight would be a gross mismatch.

There was speculation the UFC star would face Filipino boxing legend Pacquiao after the 39-year-old recently confirmed reports the Irishman and him were thrashing out plans to square off in 2018.

"Manny always told me that he doesn't like that sport [MMA] because it's more like a street fight", Roach told FightHype.