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.
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.