McGregor says MMA, not Pacquiao, is next on agenda
Conor McGregor is putting a potential boxing match with Manny Pacquiao on the backburner, saying he wants a "true fight" in mixed martial arts to be his next bout.
Asked by TMZ whether he will box again after being schooled by Floyd Mayweather in August, McGregor responded: "We'll see what happens. ... I think a true fight is what I want to do next."
Pressed about what he meant by a "true fight," McGregor confirmed he was referring to MMA.
Pacquiao said earlier this month that preliminary talks had begun over a boxing match between him and McGregor.
"What about Pacquiao? Conor, would you fight Pacquiao?" a TMZ reporter asked.
McGregor stressed: "MMA next."
McGregor also bluntly ruled out switching to wrestling.