Close to signing? McGregor confident he’ll land fight with Pacquiao

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Posted at Jan 14 2020 09:50 PM

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor said talks between him and Manny Pacquiao for a boxing match are ongoing.

McGregor, who is set to return to the cage against Donald Cerrone on Sunday, said a deal with Pacquiao is imminent.

"We're actually close to signing Manny . . . There was an offer made on that, yeah, just not yet," said McGregor in an interview with Ariel Helwani in his ESPN MMA show posted on YouTube on Monday.

"(It's going to happen) . . . very much so."

McGregor did not mention specifics.

ABS-CBN News tried to reach Pacquiao's camp, but his group did not respond at the time this story was posted.

He said he is becoming more confident with his boxing skills, citing that he has been extensively working on to hone his stand up.

"I'm going to get a boxing title (soon)," he said. 

The Irishman also said he would love to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. again.

"The only reason I lost that bout is I prepared for a backfooted style of opponent, and he came forward and start pressing and I wasn't sinking into my shots," said McGregor.

"I know I'll beat Floyd when we rematch."

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