Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao won't be locking horns with UFC superstar Conor McGregor anytime soon.
Last weekend, the current WBO welterweight beltholder revealed that he'd be open to fighting Conor McGregor in a boxing match. “If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not?" the 38-year-old said. "But not in MMA. MMA is much different than boxing." Shortly after news of Pacquiao's interest in fighting McGregor broke, the Filipino's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, revealed that he'd instruct company president Todd duBoef to call UFC chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein to discuss a possible bout.
However, UFC president Dana White has dashed Arum's hopes of seeing 'Pacman' taking on 'The Notorious'. “Listen, I love Manny Pacquiao,” White told Yahoo Sport's Kevin Iole. “But I don’t love Bob Arum. "You can tell Arum to save his money and not make any calls over here because we aren’t doing business with him.” White's comments come a 10 days after he offered Floyd Mayweather $25 million to fight McGregor in a boxing match. During an appearance on FOX Sports’ The Herd, he said: “I tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer. “I’m the guy, I’m the guy that can actually make the offer and I’m actually making you a real offer.
“We 'll pay you $25 million, we'll pay Conor $25 million and then we’ll talk about pay-per-views at a certain number. There’s a real offer, ok.” Mayweather would consider the fight if White's company offers a guarantee of $100 million.