Manny Pacquiao signs with same management firm as Conor McGregor
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 12, 2020 10:06 AM
It looks like Manny Pacquiao will now be managed by the same people that manage MMA superstar Conor McGregor.
Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion and boxing legend from the Philippines, has signed with Paradigm Sports Management.
We’re very excited to announce that Manny Pacquiao has signed with PSM for full service representation! Manny is one of the greatest boxers of all time & we look forward to working with Arnold, Ping and the rest of the team back in Manila to maximize his historic career. ???????? #GP pic.twitter.com/lrdDCNcGrf— Paradigm Sports Management (@ParadigmSM) February 11, 2020
The 41-year old Pacquiao is the current reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion and is coming off a big win over the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman back in 2019.
Founded by Audie Attar, Paradigm Sports is an up-and-coming sports management firm that handles a number of American Football players as well as high-profile mixed martial artists. Their list of clientele include two-division MMA champion Conor McGregor, multiple-promotion world champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, reigning UFC Middleweight World Champion Israel Adesanya, former UFC Middleweight World Champion Michael Bisping, Bellator contender Michael Page, and UFC contender Stephen Thompson just to name a few.
Incredibly proud to announce that @ParadigmSM is officially representing Manny Pacquiao. I’d like to thank everyone involved in this, including our partners Arnold, Ping, Atty Brando, Jayke and the rest of Team Pacquiao back in Manila. Cannot wait to work together. #GP pic.twitter.com/EhS6b5jmdQ— Audie A. Attar (@AudieAttar) February 11, 2020
Of course, one of the very first to welcome Pacquiao to the Paradigm family was none other than McGregor himself, who has publicly stated that he has been seriously considering a boxing bout with Pacquiao. McGregor is coming off a triumphant return to MMA with a 40-second demolition of top contender Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 back in January.
Welcome to the team Emmanuel. https://t.co/VnFsahczo5— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 11, 2020