CONOR McGREGOR has sensationally claimed he is going to fight Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match in the Middle East.
The UFC legend – who lost to 50-0 king Floyd Mayweather in August 2017 – released a flurry of tweets on Friday night.
In them, he showed private Instagram messages to UFC boss Dana White.
McGregor was trying to arrange a return fight in MMA following his retirement announcement in June – his third in four years.
But the talks apparently fizzled out and McGregor – recently urged to return to the octagon by rival Justin Gaethje – later tweeted: "Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East."
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