Sorry Pacquiao, Mcgregor wants an MMA fight next!

Instead, he elected to take on Floyd Mayweather in a highly lucrative boxing match this past August, suffering a TKO defeat to "Money" in the 10th round. "A real fight. MMA next".

However, McGregor was quick to rule out the same, saying, "I think a true fight is what I want to do next".

McGregor, of Dublin, Ireland, was in headlines last week after legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao said he'd reached out regarding a potential boxing match in April.

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

When pressed to elaborate, he responded, "MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout.

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GETTYMayweather vs. Mc Gregor raked in 4.3m pay-per-view buys in North America

McGregor was asked to clarify that remark.

The total global revenue from the event including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution exceeds $600 million, which-along with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao- is among the largest for a single-day sporting event of all time.

At the moment, Tony Ferguson looks to be the favorite to face Notorious next inside the Octagon in a lightweight title unification fight since he is the interim UFC Lightweight Champion.

Pacquiao said: "If we can negotiate it, I have no problem".

A fight between McGregor and Pacquiao would also create a very delicate scenario, because Arum has traded some very heated words with UFC President on numerous occasions in the last few years.

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