Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor announced that he will be fighting again and that his next opponent is the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao.

Conor McGregor, a two-weight UFC division champion, has announced his next bout on his twitter account on Friday, September 25.

The 8-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao confirmed that he will be fighting against McGregor through a statement released by his aide, Jayke Joson.

Joson, however, said that it is not yet a done deal as negotiations are ongoing and that the Middle East is one of the locations being taken into consideration as venue for the bout that is being slated for either December or early January.

Joson further said that part of Pacquiao's earnings in this bout will go to the COVID-19 relief in the Philippines where the boxing legend also serves as a senator.

The Philippines has the most number of COVID-19 positive cases in the Southeast Asia region at 300,000 as of Saturday, September 26, and also has the second highest number of deaths at 5,284 behind Indonesia.

Joson's statements were echoed by Audie Attar, who is representing both fighters.

Attar also said that no weight class has been determined yet for the fight.

According to Attar, Conor McGregor is planning to come out of retirement in 2021 after the Manny Pacquiao fight.

Last June, the Irish man had announced his third retirement from the sport. His last fight was in January wherein he won via technical knockout (TKO) against Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.

The 41-year-old Pacquiao's last fight, on the other hand, was in July 2019 against Keith Thurman wherein he clinched the WBA Welterweight Super Championship via a split decision bringing his record to 62-7-2 with 39 knockouts.

Pacquiao will not be the first legendary boxer that the 32-year-old McGregor will be fighting.

He has gone up against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in August 2017at the T-Mobile Arena in Las vegas wherein he suffered a 10th-round TKO which earned him $140 million.

Pacquiao and Mayweather had gone up against each other in 2015 in a much-awaited bout considered as the fight of the century and the most lucrative matches of all time.

Mayweather have won via a unanimous decision and fans have been clamoring for a rematch but Mayweather has refused and said that he is no longer interested.

While Mayweather has already hung up his gloves, Pacquiao continues to fight on the ring as his punches belie his age.

Manny Pacquiao though is the only boxer in the history of boxing who has won world titles in eight divisions. These titles are in the welterweight, featherweight, junior welterweight, junior middleweight, lightweight, flyweight and junior lightweight.

Conor McGregor has expressed his desire to face Manny Pacquiao in the ring last January in Las Vegas.

Following his tweet announcing his fight against Pacquiao, McGregor has also tweeted that it would be a true honor to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era.

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