Pac-Mac at super middleweight? Conor McGregor has interesting response to Manny Pacquiao's birthday greeting
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 19, 2020 12:08 PM
Former two-division UFC world champion "The Notorious" Conor McGregor had an interesting response to eight-division boxing world champion and Filipino icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's birthday greeting earlier this week.
McGregor turned 32-years old on July 14th, and a couple of days later, Pacquiao tweeted out a simple birthday greeting.
Happy Birthday @TheNotoriousMMA ????????— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 16, 2020
As we've gotten to know over the years, any form of communication between these two sports stars, there's always a little more substance underneath the surface. For years, these two have teased a boxing superfight with each other, but it has yet to come to fruition.
Well, never one to miss an opportunity to fan the fire, McGregor thanked Pacquiao for the greeting along with a cryptic little statement.
Thank you Emmanuel, 170. https://t.co/34aoWV5gKI— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 16, 2020
170 likely alludes to 170-pounds, which in boxing is the super middleweight division.
In MMA, McGregor has competed at the 170-pound welterweight division, but when he made his foray into boxing against Pacquiao rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., it was at the 154-pound junior middleweight boxing limit.
Pacquiao went up as high as super welterweight, but has remained at welterweight for the last few years.
In the last few months however, Pacquiao has been linked to a super fight at middleweight against world champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. While it would indeed be a big money bout, people like Freddie Roach, Bob Arum, and even former GGG trainer Abel Sanchez have spoken against it.
Would a super-middleweight bout between Pacquiao and Mayweather be feasible? Would it be a wise fight to take for Pacquiao?