Aug 02, 2020
Dana White hits out at Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao boxing fight rumours saying, ‘I don’t care about that s***’
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UFC president Dana White says he "doesn't care about that s***" after being asked what he thought about Conor McGregor potentially boxing Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor hinted that he is ready to accept a fight against the Filipino legend with a tweet written in Pacquiao’s native language.4Dana White is not bothered that McGreogr has teased a fight against PacquiaoCredit: USA TODAY Sports 4McGregor seems to have not given up of a victory in a boxing fightCredit: Getty Images
The retired UFC star tweeted: "Tinatanggap ko.”
The word ‘tinatanggap’ is written in Tagalog, which is the language of the Philippines where Pacquiao is from.
'Tinatanggap’ translates to ‘accepted.’
The tweet sparked much excitement in the fight community with rumours that the two sporting greats could be in line for a boxing match.
However, White seemed far less interested saying he doesn’t care about it when asked after last night's UFC Vegas 5 card.
He said: “I don’t care about any of that s**t.RINGSIDE NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest Boxing, UFC and WWE updates
tinatanggap ko— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 31, 2020
White also said that he believed a previous tweet of McGregor's that simply read "I accept" WAS in response to being called out by 8-0 UFC star Khamzat Chimaev.
According to ESPN, McGregor insisted it had nothing to do with Chimaev but "declined to further elaborate what it was actually referring to."
He added: “Yeah, that was Khamzat.
“Khamzat posted, ‘I want Nate Diaz, Masvidal, or McGregor. And McGregor said. ‘I accept.’ That’s what that was.”
But despite some obvious bad blood between McGregor and Chimaev, it isn't a fight that appeals to White - not least because McGregor is allegedly retired.
White said: “No, listen, Conor’s retired and Conor’s move right now is sit back, see how this year plays out, and see what’s next for him.
“You know he wants the Khabib fight; that happens October 24th. So, we’ll see.”
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McGregor said in June: “The game just does not excite me, and that's that. All this waiting around. There's nothing happening.
"I'm going through opponent options, and there's nothing really there at the minute. There's nothing that's exciting me.
"I'm a bit bored of the game. I'm just not excited about the game. I don't know if it's no crowd. I don't know what it is. There's just no buzz for me."4McGregor seems to fancy a boxing fight against Manny PacquiaoCredit: Getty Images - Getty UFC star Khamzat Chimaev wants to 'smash' Conor McGregor
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Mike Tyson says he's in 'search and destroy' mode ahead of his Roy Jones Jr. fight, and vows to KO the former champion
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Photos by Focus on Sport via Getty Images and Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
- Two of the most iconic boxing champions of the modern era, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., will take part in a September 12 exhibition in California.
- The exhibition will be held in conjuction with the California State Athletic Commission, is scheduled to last eight rounds, but will have no judges ringside to provide a score should it go the distance.
- This means the exhibition will automatically be a draw unless someone gets knocked out — a result which has been ruled out by the athletic commissioner.
- Regardless, Tyson said he'll still be going for the knockout come "fight" night.
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Mike Tyson said he's in "search and destroy" mode ahead of his upcoming box office exhibition against fellow former heavyweight world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. on September 12.
"I'm looking forward to recapturing my glory," Tyson, 54, told TMZ Sports on Sunday.
Tyson has not fought professionally since he suffered back-to-back stoppage losses in 2004 and 2005, bringing an end to a 58-fight career in which he became the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight belt, aged just 20.
Tyson returned to the ring for a series of four-round exhibitions in 2006, and is pulling on 12-ounce boxing gloves for another move-around 14 years later alongside the former four-weight world champion Jones Jr., 51.
The friendly bout will take place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, is scheduled to last eight rounds, and will feature no ringside judges who would otherwise have provided a score should it last the distance.
This means there can only be a "winner" if one man finishes the other before the exhibition finishes — something the California State Athletic Commission said won't happen anyway.
"We can't mislead the public as to this is some kind of real fight," commissioner Andy Foster told Boxing Scene. "They can get into it a little bit, but I don't want people to get hurt. They know the deal.
"It's an exhibition," Foster said. "They can exhibit their boxing skills, but I don't want them using their best efforts to hurt each other. They're going to spar hard, but they shouldn't be going for a knockout."
Regardless, Tyson said he'll go for the knockout.
"If the opportunity comes I'm always looking for it," he told TMZ Sports. "The fighting game is what I'm about and hurting people is what I'm about."