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.
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.
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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.”
McGregor announced his retirement in June claiming that he is bored of the combat sport business.
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."
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