Manny pacquiao reacted on social media to the defeat he suffered Conor McGregor at the hands of Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday night.
“The beauty of fights is anything can happen! Congratulations to Dustin Poirier. Huge triumph! ”, tweeted Pacquiao minutes after the fight is over.
– Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) January 24, 2021
In the days leading up to the combat between Mcgregor and Poirier, the Irishman had declared that a fight of his against Manny pacquiao in boxing, it was very close to being realized.
“It is almost a fact,” he said. Conor Mcgregor about the fight with Pacquiao in interview with Arash Madani from Sportsnet. “I have heard that there is already a contract and that they are about to send it to me, it is close. We have not spoken, but it should happen in 2021 ”.
Phil Sutcliffe, the coach of Mcgregor, had also declared, just on January 17, that the fight was very close.
“95-90% chance, maybe March, April or May,” he replied Sutcliffe in interview with ESPN about a contest against the Filipino. “I wish it had a camp of at least two months, eight weeks. He’s fit now, he’s going to train after the fight (against Dustin Poirier). He’ll probably take a week off. “
With the defeat of Conor McGregor Saturday night, the fight with Manny pacquiao has suffered a severe blow.