Conor McGregor’s Bombshell Claim: Manny Pacquiao Owes Way More Than $5 Million; Will Take Artem Lobov’s “Home”

Published 05/04/2023, 9:56 AM EDT

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Conor McGregor catches more attention from just his tweets than most other fighters can do with full-fledged interviews and promotions. The Irishman’s Twitter account is a mix of three things – unpredictability, controversy, and entertainment! And he ensures that all his fans are frequently reminded of this fact.

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This time, McGregor’s spree of tweets was targeted at the boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao was involved in a court case with McGregor’s management company, Paradigm Sports. Allegedly, Pacquiao was accused of a breach of contract by the sports management company. With the recent verdict coming against Pacquiao, McGregor aimed some verbal bullets at ‘Pacman’.

McGregor tweets about the money Pacquiao owes to his management company

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Since McGregor has a strong connection with Paradigm Sports, it would have been simply foolish of anyone to not have expected the Irishman to speak about this matter. Recently, the former UFC champ took to Twitter to reveal the money ‘Pacman’ is bound to his sports management firm.

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“Manny owes 8 (million dollars) all in. 5.1 (million dollars) he owes and then 2.9 ((million dollars) in legal fees. Legal fees are heavy but that’s what we do. Heavy weight operations.”

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The former UFC double champ did not end his tweet here. He also talked about how much money his former friend Artem Lobov owes him. Artem Lobov and Conor McGregor were involved in a lawsuit after Lobov filed a defamation case against the Irish-born MMA star. However, it was McGregor who won the case, and according to him, Lobov is supposed to give him the legal fees. In the tweet, McGregor threatened Lobov that he would seize his home if he was unable to pay the amount.

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“Rartem you already owe me two rounds of court fees, awarded by the judge. There will be a judgment put on your home as this progresses because I know you won’t have my legal fees. I will have no choice but to take your home. You are a mad thing lol. Silly c*nt.” However, McGregor deleted this tweet shortly after posting it.

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When McGregor faced boxing GOAT Floyd Mayweather in a professional boxing bout in 2017, fans wanted more of the UFC legend in the boxing ring. Just after a few years, Pacquiao signed with Paradigm Sports, and a fight between the two looked like more than just a wild dream.

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According to reports, the McGregor vs Pacquiao was verbally agreed upon. The fight was initially supposed to happen after McGregor’s UFC 259 fight against Dustin Poirier. But the Irishman lost the match and chose to fight Poirier again at UFC 264. The fight eventually fell off after McGregor suffered a brutal leg injury at UFC 264, which has kept him out of action ever since.

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With things turning sour between McGregor and Pacquiao, it seems like the fans of let go of this dream fight. But no one knows what the future holds for both legends. When it comes to combat sports, you just have to expect the unexpected!

What do you make of McGregor’s claims? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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