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Months After Manny Pacquiao Refused to Give Him $8,100,000, Conor McGregor Mocks Boxing Legend With Insane Floyd Mayweather Stat

Published 07/02/2023, 7:43 AM EDT

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It is a known fact that things are not very good between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. It all started when Pacquiao found himself embroiled in a legal dispute with Paradigm Sports, Conor McGregor’s management company. Pacquiao was accused of breaching his contract with the sports management firm, and the court ruled against him.

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The court held him liable for over $8 million payment to Paradigm Sports. Later, the boxing star refused to pay this amount. This legal setback kick-started the animosity between McGregor and Pacquiao. Ever since then, the Irishman has never shied away from taking a jibe at Pacquiao. Recently, the former UFC champ did something of that sort on Instagram.

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Recently, one interesting Instagram post caught the attention of ‘The Notorious’. The post, uploaded by an Instagram page called ‘thenotoriousmma_fighter’ shows a comparison of strikes landed by both McGregor and Pacquiao against their common opponent, Floyd Mayweather.

According to the Instagram post, ‘PacMan’ landed 81 punches on Mayweather. Surprisingly, McGregor managed to land 30 more punches, taking his total to 111. Moreover, it is important to note that the Irishman only competed for 10 rounds, while Pacquiao fought for 12.


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UFC’s first double champ liked this post and also shared it on his Instagram story. Although McGregor did not write a message with it, this re-post was a clear indication of his acknowledgment of these claims.

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Interestingly, there were talks of a potential boxing match between McGregor and Pacquiao. The fight garnered significant attention and anticipation from fans, who were excited for the Irishman’s second boxing fight. However, things quickly went on the unplanned route and the fight never took place.

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‘PacMan’ joined Paradigm Sports at the end of 2020. A fight between him and ‘The Notorious’ was going to take place after McGregor vs. Poirier at UFC 257. ‘The Notorious’ was knocked out by Poirier in this match which, according to media reports, also led to the loss of interest in a matchup between Pacquiao and McGregor despite a deal being almost finalized. McGregor later decided to fight Dustin Poirier again at UFC 264, which ended with his injury.

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Moreover, the legal battle between Pacquiao further buried the fight. But McGregor, who was recently at a BKFC fight, tweeted how he intended to “blow his [Pacquiano’s] head off with a back hand in bare knuckle.” However, he deleted the tweet soon after.


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Written by:

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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Shibu Immanuel