UFC President Dana White Promises To Sue Pacquiao If He Fights McGregor
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Dec 12, 2017,
Dec 12, 2017, 17:20
Ferguson just fought in October when he captured interim title with a submission win against Kevin Lee and he now awaits the return of lightweight champion Conor McGregor so they can hopefully unify the belts next year.
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.
White addressed the rumors during the UFC Fight Night: Fresno post fight presser and the idea that McGregor could compete in a boxing ring again before stepping back into the Octagon.
UFC President Dana White said he would take legal action against the boxer if he was pushing for a fight since McGregor is still under an exclusive UFC contract.
"So, if he applied, I would see no reason why we wouldn't license him".More news: North Korea says war is unavoidable after U.S. military drills
"That would be weird because (McGregor's) under contract with us", White would say. Last August, McGregor was defeated via Total Knock-Out on the 10 sup th round with his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao's last appearance in the ring came earlier this year to Australian Jeff Horn - who sprung a surprise points upset on the Filipino boxing icon to capture the WBO welterweight world title. "If that's true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever is representing him". Despite McGregor having no previous professional boxing experience, the fight drew huge PPV numbers and was a financial success for both Mayweather and McGregor.
Another person that the UFC President isn't too fond of is longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum. He also admitted, however, the UFC needs to make a decision on the future of its 155-pound division.
Pacquiao put out a tweet to McGregor in recent times, telling him to keep fit for 2018, in the process, escalating the speculation. "If you want a spectacle, you can watch it'".