Conor McGregor may have just squashed the rumors that he was planning a fight with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
"I think a true fight is what I want to do next," McGregor said off-handedly, when a reporter asked him about the possible match-up. Just to confirm what he meant, the reporter followed him to his car, asking "boxing? Or MMA?"
"MMA," McGregor said over his shoulder.
Shortly after that fight, McGregor posted a long message on Instagram where he congratulated Mayweather, seemingly humbled by the bout. He took back what he had said about Mayweather being a "boxer, not a fighter," and seemed to have gained some respect for the sport a whole.
Any good faith that was built between McGregor and the boxing world may be broken now, as this latest comment is a return to his old ways — putting any sport besides MMA down.
Pacquiao, who also lost to Mayweather in one of the biggest boxing matches of all time back in 2015, has been hinting at a possible fight with McGregor for months now. Since his contemporary and rival has had a shot at him, Pacquiao is eager to get in the ring with the loudmouth MMA icon himself. It looks like McGregor might not be as excited.
"F--- WWE," McGregor said.