Pacquiao meanwhile, who ended up his brief retirement past year, is on the lookout for a mega fight. The eight-division world champion boxer wished McGregor happy holidays on Thanksgiving, and couldn't but help stoke the excitement of fighting fans with a cryptic caption.
McGregor made his boxing debut in August, losing to Pacquiao's former rival Floyd Mayweather Jr.in the 10 of the scheduled 12-round contest. Despite his recent success, Pacquiao hasn't secured a knockout win since 2009, which adds intrigue to his potential bout against McGregor.
Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star in combat sports today.
Australian promoter Dean Lonergan recently teased the idea of drawing Conor McGregor to Australia.
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Antonio Conte's side face Premier League rivals Liverpool at Anfield this weekend. "I came off [in the second half], N'Golo also. For me it was a penalty - I don't think for you guys it is, but for me it was a penalty.
Oh boxing, what would we do without you?
Now, months after Mayweather defeated McGregor in the ring, more footage has emerged as part of a marketing push for the "Conor McGregor: Notorious" film.
UFC lightweight champion McGregor has said he would beat Mayweather if the pair had a rematch, and the Irishman has not yet confirmed whether he would quit boxing after the defeat. The camp of Diaz is now negotiating for a fight with Tyron Woodley at the pay-per-view event, but is demanding a $15 million pay cut from the UFC.