Conor McGregor suggests he will be fighting against Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East

Conor McGregor has hinted that his next fight will be against Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East.

In a series of tweets, the former MMA star appeared to confirm who his next opponent is.

McGregor first addressed the situation regarding UFC saying "Here’s the finish of that exchange. Pre covid. Pre retirement.

"Never turned down offer of Tony as was suggested at the time. I stated months in advance (early February) that I was not interested in being an alternate for two consistent pullouts. Pushed for my own scheduled bouts."

He also spoke about how he tried to get some fights arranged; "I was pushing hard for the season. Multiple opponents, multiple dates offered throughout. All to take place back to back.

"Then when covid hit and the talk was that I would have to wait for crowds again, I walked away from the situation. I was waiting long enough at that stage."

Eventually, he revealed his plans for his next fight saying "Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook.I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East."

He then said it will be an honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, referring to his previous opponent Floyd Mayweather.