By Rich Cheney: Conor McGregor says Manny Pacquiao isn’t a bad option for him as a future opponent, but he notes that he got totally mauled in his recent fight against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao lost the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision, and he was cut twice from head-butts from Horn.
Unlike a lot of people, McGregor says he saw no robbery in that fight. He felt Horn the fight, and did it by mauling Pacquiao.
McGregor is fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26 on Showtime PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor says after he beats Mayweather, he’ll be the “God of boxing.”
“Pacquiao wouldn’t be a bad one, because he still has a name,” said McGregor when asked if he would like to face Pacquiao after the Mayweather fight. “Look what happened to him in his last fight. He got mauled. He got absolutely mauled in that fight. People were acting like it was an absolute robbery. I didn’t see it as a robbery in that fight. I saw a man that absolutely got mauled in that fight. None of these names interest me at this time. Like I said, I’m facing the God of boxing. He could have road off 49-0. Now I am here and I am the God of boxing. I’m happy where I am right now. We’ll see what happens afterwards. We’ll see what kinds of fights take place. Options are a beautiful think, and I do have many.”
Well, we’ll soon see whether McGregor will beat Mayweather o become the next “God of boxing.” I do agree with McGregor about Horn having mauled Pacquiao. He definitely did that. McGregor might even have the possibility of fighting Pacquiao if he gets past Mayweather, and if Pacquiao wins his rematch with Horn.