McGregor's manager: Pacquiao bout will 'definitely' happen
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Former UFC champion Conor McGregor's manager is confident a matchup against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will come to fruition.

"Conor has a fight Jan. 23 against Dustin Poirier. ... He's gonna be handling business against Dustin first, but Conor's come out and said he wants to fight Manny, Manny's come out and said he wants to fight Conor," Audie Attar told Bloomberg last week.

"As I've stated publicly before, we've had conversations," he added. "So, that is a fight that we're definitely going to make, because both fighters want it and there seems to be interest from fans all around the world."

Attar revealed in September that McGregor was in serious talks to face Pacquiao in his return to boxing.

However, the Irish superstar has since booked an MMA fight against Poirier as part of UFC 257.

Pacquiao, who's coming off a 2019 win over Keith Thurman, isn't scheduled for any other upcoming bout.

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McGregor's manager: Pacquiao bout will 'definitely' happen
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