Mayweather v McGregor Fight NOT the Richest in Boxing History - Showtime

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It seems UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is in no mood to fight with Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao as he said he wants his next bout to be a "real one".

On December 15, 2017, Conor McGregor told TMZ that he was looking for a "real fight" in MMA, playing down any possibility of working with WWE when asked about a potential move to the professional wrestling giant.

Only one other fight - Mayweather's 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao - has ever drawn more, racking up 4.6 million buys to earn around $600 million.

However, McGregor made it clear that Pacquiao will not be his next order of business. The SHOWTIME PPV totals for Mayweather vs. McGregor far exceed the now third best event in history-nearly doubling the 2.48 million buys for Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather in 2007.

The promotion had hoped it could bring McGregor back as early as UFC 219 on December 30 in Las Vegas, but that focus shifted last month to a 2018 return. He has not fought in the Octagon since November 2016, and he has never defended a UFC championship.

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"I want to fight Georges, man".

"If we can negotiate it, I have no problem".

The biggest money, however, would nearly certainly be a trilogy-completing bout with Nate Diaz, who remains the only man to have defeated McGregor in the UFC.

Dana White flat out denied the possibility of a fight between McGregor and Pacquiao, going as far as to threaten to sue the highly decorated former champion and "whoever is representing him".