According to recent reports, the former WBO welterweight champion is now undergoing initial talks with UFC lightweight champion Connor McGregor for a prospective fight.
Well, following UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno on Saturday, not surprisingly, White was asked about Pacquiao's recent comments. That person, of course, is UFC President Dana White.
However, a boxing match with Pacquiao has the potential of generating millions of dollars in revenue for both fighters as Pacquiao is still one of the biggest boxing stars in the world.
"If we can negotiate it, I have no problem".
McGregor hasn't expressed any interest to fight anyone in the boxing ring after his 10th round loss to Floyd Mayweather in August.
Pacquiao's last fight ended in controversy, losing the WBO welterweight title by unanimous to Jeff Horn in the Battle of Brisbane in July.
"That would be weird, because (McGregor's) under contract with us", White told ESPN. "If that's true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever's representing him". The Mayweather-McGregor fight was said to draw in 6.7 million pay-per-view buys around the world, earning him around $100 million. "Yes, [McGregor's next fight will be in the UFC]". He took to social media over the weekend, calling out Conor and saying he'll be ready in 2018. He also admitted, however, the UFC needs to make a decision on the future of its 155-pound division.
"Is it true that Pacquiao reached out to McGregor?"
The good news is McGregor will have some time with Ferguson on the shelf for a little while as he mends his surgically repaired elbow. Following an ominous tweet from Diaz hinting at a jump from the UFC Octagon to the boxing ring, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett discussed the possible move, and he seemed downright excited at the prospect of overseeing Diaz's in-ring debut. "If you want a spectacle, you can watch it'".