Manny Pacquiao: Right Now I Want To Experience Fighting An MMA

2021’s boxing schedule could see some strange things. This year, we cannot rule out the following: an Oscar De La Hoya comeback at age 47, further Mike Tyson exhibitions, a James Toney comeback (Tyson recently said he would like to fight Toney if he could drop some weight), a Marcos Maidana comeback, and a Manny Pacquiao Vs. Conor McGregor fight.

A Pacquiao-McGregor clash has been spoken of for months, with much speculation but nothing anywhere close to concrete. But now, in speaking with Business Mirror, Pac Man appears to have confirmed this will be his next fight. Pacquiao had been expected to perhaps face a Terence Crawford or an Errol Spence, both tough fights for the 42 year old, but Manny says he wants to see what it’s like swapping blows with an MMA fighter.

“They’re my options,” Pacquiao said of Spence and Crawford. “But right now I want to experience fighting an MMA. I will also donate a big portion of my income to Filipino Covid-19 victims.”

Plenty of people see McGregor as an easy opponent for Pacquiao, a fighter he can and will KO. But the fight is one many, many Filipinos want to see, disliking the trash-talking McGregor the way they do. These fans would love nothing more than seeing their hero Manny smash McGregor. And Pacquiao’s manager, Audie Attar told Dubai radio that the fight is “inevitable for 2021.”

“I definitely believe it’s inevitable for 2021; both fighters want it, that’s the key,” Attar said. “You can’t make something happen or orchestrate it or choreograph it – which is the buzzword of this interview – you can’t fake that. If one side wants it and the other doesn’t, it’s not going to happen. But when both fighters want the fight to happen, why wouldn’t it happen?”

Basically, Attar says, if the fans want this fight, they will get it. And there is, as he says, “enough interest to develop something there.”

So brace yourself for some odd stuff going on inside the ring this year, some stuff you might even feel the urge to attach the word freakshow to. Even at age 42 and with getting on for two years of inactivity, Pacquiao takes out McGregor, doesn’t he? If not, if Manny actually lost, well, that would be the most unsettling event to have taken place inside a boxing ring in 2021.

24 thoughts on “Manny Pacquiao: Right Now I Want To Experience Fighting An MMA”

  1. I don’t like these special-ed events because it proves nothing and is all about the money. Ali did it… So what, it is a waste of time. Floyd and Gonads hyped their match-up to a point of ridiculous and made over $80 mil for nothing. Are we ass boxing fans that desperate to pay for a planned outcome? Pure stupidity!
    Ray Ray is right in that Manny is not fighting Gonad Mc in MMA style and would be foolish to do so. Floyd imposed only boxing conditions and no MMA involvement. So, Manny gets to kick the shit out of some Irish mouth piece boxing. Both are fighters and this won’t last as long as chichen=shit Floyd. I guess that will be the point Manny will make, just like in the the Hatton fight.
    Pac Man is 42 and way over the down slope of most boxers and has a right to do what he wants. His choice not ours!
    By MP fighting Gonads, it may force the fight of Spence-Crawford, then winner take all match at end of year. Better to fight one of those guys than both!

  2. I want to feel what it’s like to face an MMA guy, huh? You’ll be boxing an MMA guy WTF is quackman talking about. Yet another p!$$ poor excuse to avoid Spence, AGAIN. Still running from Crawford, AGAIN. Yes Horn rematch, oh $h!t Crawford has next? No thanks I’m out, keep my strap and good luck with Bud Mr Horn. Picking the bones off a left over FMJ carcass, not for the first time. The old name drop I promise these guys are next, again not for the first time. Just come out and say this is easy money without the risk involved in taking on Spence or Crawford, we all no what it is. Hopefully this is Pedquiao’s retirement fund so get the best fight in boxing and the welterweight division. Bud v Spence for all the marbles 👍

  3. Gentlemen and Ladies, the truth of the matter is that Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is a Mega Star that has carved out the greatest athletic career in sports. Everyone wants a part of Manny. They become relevant and rich at the same time, and the world stops turning whenever Manny Pacquiao fights. Conor McGregor is the Super Star of the MMA world. He has accomplished some incredible things in that sport. McGregor has found a way to gain the interest of the MMA world through his gift of gab and his top level fighting skills. He’s found a way to carry the sport of MMA on his shoulders for a short time in the same way Manny Pacquiao has carried the sport of boxing on his shoulders for 25 years. The world is hungry to see something Special, something Positive that will change the environment and focus of this pandemic tragedy. What better way than to bring in the two Biggest Super Stars of their respective sport and let them meet in center ring.

    The first attempt of matching an MMA fighter against a boxer went well financially because most paying customers were Conor McGregor fans. Conor has a true following because his fans are true die hard fans that follow him everywhere. They are vocal and follow their sports hero to no end. Say what you will about this guy, but he packs the arenas and his country of Ireland lives and dies with him. Those are true fans that any athlete would love to have. Mr. Illegal IV Floyd Mayweather had very few fans that came to see him because he doesn’t represent the sport of boxing the way it should be represented. The press conferences leading up to the fight were embarrassing and humiliating for the sport of boxing. All Mayweather could do is walk around using vulgarity. He threw around dollar bills. He looked lost and was destroyed by the gift of gab McGregor is known for. Boxing fans were shamed and humiliated that Mayweather didn’t know how to act or talk. He should have been ashamed of himself for being publicly ridiculed in front of the world. And the fight itself saw McGregor win 5 of the first 6 rounds. What an embarrassment for the sport of boxing. He devalued and destroyed whatever pride us boxing fans ever had. Mayweather may have become rich with money, but he lost his respect, integrity and took us boxing down with him. What a humiliating scene.

    Enter Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, the Man, the Myth, the Legend and the greatest prize fighter in history. The only 8 division champion in its history. The People’s Champion. The most prolific and accomplished fighter/athlete in sports history stepping in to finish what a sorry Mayweather could not accomplish and finish. This is why I support this fight happening even though I prefer to see a MMA fight between the two. Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is carrying the sport of boxing on his shoulders for all of us boxing fans. He is carrying all of us to a land of peace, pride and accomplishment like only Manny can do. He will represent all of us with respect, honor, humility, class and integrity. The 42 year old Living Legend cares for the millions of boxing fans world wide. He will donate much of his earnings to the poor, hopeless and needy as he always does. Manny cares for people, and this is another stage he can use to help the people of this world. I applaud Manny’s humanitarian efforts as always. Once this is finished, and it will be finished, Manny’s camp have given Errol The “Truth” Spence a warning. He may be the next victim. We may yet see the Two Greatest fights in all of combat sports back to back. WOW! WOW! WOW! Manny is the best ever! Ladies and gentlemen, lets applaud Manny Pacquiao for thinking of all us and redeeming our sport, the great sport of boxing will be uplifted and respected once again. Manny you’re the best. Many always wanted to be like “Mike” MJ, but now we all “want to be like “Manny”

    The fans in attendance were 99% McGregor fans. Mayweather acted like a complete foolish idiot

    • Stink weasel. If you don’t know what it is look it up. You are a stink weasel you lying hating maggot.

    • Diego Avila my friend, I bet you have a lot of animals and insects, LOL! LOL! LOL! You must hear the truth. You must open your eyes to the truth. Manny Pacquiao is bringing back respect and honor to boxing since Mr. Illegal IV tarnished Stink Weasel destroyed it, LOL! LOL! LOL!

    • BWWAAAHAHAAHAAA@HOT LIPS The BOZO!! Manny AVIODING Errol, Crawford, Porter.. to fight Connor, Floyd’s leftovers?? What does that leave the contenders that have EARNED & DESERVE their OPPORTUNITIES??? He’s holding the world title HOSTAGE because he’s lost his cojones somewhere in another one of his EXTRAMARITAL affairs!! What happened to his RECENT “I want Eroll next” call out?? LOL LOL LOL Did he concoct a new “Who do you want me to fight next?/” phony coward list that AGAIN excludes Crawford and Spence & now INCLUDED MacGregor?? BWWAAHAAHAA LOL LOL LOL BWWAHAHAAHAAHAAAA!!
      You RANTED like a IDIOTIC FOOL for an entire YEAR on Money May for fighting MacGregor, everybody witnessed your STUPIDITY just like they are WITHNESSING TODAY!! You need two years of STUDIDITY ANNONYMOUS meetings but they would be a waste of time and unnecessary because your STUPIDITY WORLD TITLE is EMERITUS!!! BWWAAAHAHAAA!!!!
      Now MacGregor okay for Manny?? LOL LOL LOL!!!! Your hero is making you look like a BIGGER ATG IDIOT than you were yesterday. At least you’re consistent. Congratulations!!
      Thank you for making Dirty Harry’s WEEK!! LOL LOL LOL

    • You speak with such a forked tongue. It’s hard to fathom whether you straight playing or serious. Either way you present yourself as a flip flop. You can’t call out Floyd May for fighting Conor and then get on your knees and kiss Manny’s feet for wanting to fight Conor? Aint a good look G.

  4. 2 yrs after beating the inactive and unwilling to face the big 2 himself in Turdman who came off 2 SD’s before going into hiding waiting for his severed arm to grow back this is what we get from Pedquiao? The Pedquiao who refused the Horn rematch after activating the rematch clause until realising Bud Crawford had next? The same Pedquiao who eye balled Erol to turn around and than face his fellow ducking mate in Thurman? Must be something to do with that particular strap, this strap has held up the division for 5 F-ing yrs and counting….. absolutely disgraceful. Now Pac is name dropping as usual saying Spence is to slow I can beat him 😅 huh, you ran from that guy and now after voluntarily sitting on your hands by no bodies choice but your own we will hear I need a tune against McRousey before Spence or Crawford? I promise I’ll fight those guys next 🤞 Huh, WHAT? That the same McGregor who when a retired not active no belt having Mayweather fought you said tarnished the sport? Huh 🤭. This guy should be stripped and the WBO can do a favour for all and order Bud v Spence for the vacant Strap.

  5. I think bare knuckle boxing is the closest middle ground to both sports. It would be a lot harder to predict a winner.

  6. Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao, the greatest Prize fighter in Boxing History says “Right now I want to experience fighting and MMA fighter.” WOW!, this is amazing news to hear. I’ve always said that Manny is the greatest combat athlete in sports history, and now he wants to prove it. How can anyone dare criticize this courageous warrior? A rare person like Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao delves into things that the average athlete/human being never will. One look at Manny’s unique accomplishments outside the ring shows you that Manny finds a way to succeed in whatever he chooses to do. Singer, Actor, Congressman, Senator, Model, Greatest Boxing Champion, Foresaw the Crypto Currency future etc and looks to be the President of the Philippines. This man never seems to surprises me along with his millions of fans. There are no limits to what he can accomplish.

    Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao will have some very serious challenges against Connor McGregor once they they engage. Manny’s legendary conditioning, athleticism and natural fighting skills will find their way to victory. The biggest questions I have for this historic fight is how will Manny end matters. He has a variety of schemes and blue prints that he can rely on. Look at Manny’s trunk like legs, calves. We already know the stamina and power he has in his hands, now we will find out what other physical tools he can use.

    My break down and assessment of this Historic fight depends on a lot of things. Manny must use his foot work and in and out motion to find a take down and bring McGregor to the mat. Manny no doubt had many street fights, sometimes against 10 people, and found a way to win. I believe Manny’s Elite fighting IQ will have him mastering arm bars, chokes, leg locks, oma plata,
    arm triangle, Anaconda choke, Peruvian Necktie, Neck Crank,Gogoplata and other submissions. I know that Manny looked up to and studied the legendary Bruce Lee, so I highly anticipate Manny using those Bruce Lee kicks, cat reflexes and legendary 1 inch punch. The cage itself may need some getting used to, but I know Manny will use the cage fence to replicate the Anthony Pettis legendary Super Kick vs Ben Henderson. This will be one fantastic test of Manny Pacquiao’s full arsenal of fighting.

    I applaud Manny Pacquiao as should you also for attempting something special. I also predict that this will break all records in sports. The combination of world wide fans for both Manny and Conor will shatter all past and present records. This is a fight fans are anxiously waiting for, and I can’t wait.
    Thank Goodness this is a fight in the cage because a boxing match would be a no contest, LOL! LOL! LOL!

    Manny is the best ever!

  7. Nothing to do with sport, just pure money making, fair enough, but don’t try to con all of us that it is anything more than that. I wouldn’t pay to watch, and I wouldn’t watch if it was free.

  8. What’s the big mystery with these matchups? Boxing—Manny kills them. MMA style—they carry Manny out on a stretcher. Besides, he’s done with boxing competitively. These new young guns would walk all over Pacquiao.

  9. ‘Manny Pacquiao: Right Now I Want To Experience Fighting An MMA’
    I dropped this ‘bombshell’ over a week ago on here…
    Manny was interviewed by a Turkish lady and she had to keep pushing the ducking and diving answers until he finally admitted that Conor McGregor is his intended target.

  10. Pac is 42 and has done everything, he should avoid the young guns in Crawford & Spence. His win over Thurman was a huge win at his age but I dont think the same will happen between the other two.
    Pac should just take the $ and fight McGreggor. We all know he will viscously KO him, even McGreggor knows that. Still its a great pension for the both.

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