Sorry Pacquiao. Conor McGregor says his putting his boxing career on hold for a bit - because he wants his next bout to be a "real fight".
Instead, he elected to take on Floyd Mayweather in a highly lucrative boxing match this past August, suffering a TKO defeat to "Money" in the 10th round.
It made 4.3m pay-per-view buys in North America, second only to Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's 4.6m in 2015.
Although the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view total is nearly double the third biggest fight of all time, the 2007 bout between Oscar De La Hoya and Mayweather which had 2.48 million buys.
When pressed to elaborate, he responded, "MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout.
"I want to fight Georges, man".
Showtime added that the Mayweather and McGregor fight had exceeded $600 million when global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution were considered. "It is OK with both of us", Pacquiao said. Last week he teased of a rematch with Mayweather.
Since there's also been a lot of talk about McGregor doing some work with the pr-wrestling company?
"What sickens me is that the little mother f***er is retired now", McGregor said. "I'm going to get my shoulder fixed and I'm going to watch the game be as ridiculous as it's been and see who's next".
"He had to change his whole approach".
"He's 50-0 and getting on, I'm not calling him out".
They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back. That's what he said before the fight. If I want to, I can come right back to the UFC. "Style over to my side and earn our respect now".