According to Pacquiao, he’s reached out to McGregor’s camp about a potential bout in April.
White made it quite clear that if Pac-Man did reach out to McGregor, he will be shrewd in his official response.
“That would be weird because (McGregor’s) under contract with us,” White said following UFC Fight Night 123. “If that’s true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever’s representing him, so I’m assuming that’s not true. Yes, (Conor’s next fight is in the UFC).”
White isn’t the only one who’s not a fan of this proposed boxing match. Bob Arum – who promotes Pacquiao and isn’t exactly friendly with White – isn’t too keen on the matchup either.
He confirmed earlier this month that Pacquiao had contacted McGregor and Co. two months ago, but nothing came of it.
As for whether he was interested in promoting a tilt between Pacquiao and McGregor, Arum said he would, but not without condemning it.
“Is it true that Pacquiao reached out to McGregor? Yes, but it’s old news,” Arum said. “I would do it for Manny but for me, if I promoted that fight, I would tell everybody up front, ‘Guess what, it’s not a [expletive] fight. If you want a spectacle, you can watch it.”