NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: UFC president Dana White appears during a media availability for UFC 200 at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White is threatening to sue Manny Pacquiao over reported Conor McGregor discussions

Dana White is threatening to sue Manny Pacquiao for discussing a fight with Conor McGregor.

Manny Pacquiao said he has discussed a potential fight with Conor McGregor for some time in April, and UFC president Dana White isn't happy about it.

Pacquiao is undoubtedly searching for a multimillion dollar fight with McGregor similar to the deal Floyd Mayweather had when he fought the UFC star in August. The Filipino fighter said he would be willing to fight McGregor if the two sides can work out a deal.

However, White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto that he'd sue Pacquiao because McGregor is still under contract with him for the UFC.

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The contract negotiations for a fight of that magnitude would likely take a long time and would be intense on both sides.

White would likely want to see McGregor back fighting in the UFC before he boxes again. McGregor made more money boxing Floyd Mayweather than he did fighting in the octagon, but a potential fight with Pacquiao wouldn't net either fighter as much money.

Still, it would net McGregor a considerable amount of money, and White would profit off of it too. There are pros and cons on both sides, but it's understandable why White isn't thrilled about the negotiations going on without him.

(h/t Complex)