UFC star Conor McGregor brutally trolled by Paddy Power over 'next lucrative defeat' to Manny Pacquiao

PADDY POWER have taken a jab at Irishman Conor McGregor over his potential money-spinning fight with Manny Pacquiao.

The Notorious has fingers in plenty of pies as he looks for his next challenge inside the ring.

McGregor, 32, made a comeback into the Octagon after a year out against Dustin Poirier in January.

But his highly-anticipated return fell flat after he was TKO'd in just the second round.

It was his third loss in his last four fights including his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.

And with rumours of another return to the boxing ring against the legendary Manny Pacquiao, Paddy Power took the opportunity to mock the former featherweight and lightweight champ.

They wrote on their blog site: "Conor McGregor has revealed plans for his next lucrative defeat to be against Filipino fighting legend Manny Pacquiao."

It adds: "The news comes as a huge blow to UFC fans who’d hoped to see McGregor’s next pasting take place inside the Octagon."

Using a mock quote from Pacquiao they write: "'I am delighted Conor has finally relented to my incessant flattery and will let me knock his b****** in for a huge sum of money.'

"‘There were times I thought this fight might never happen. Sometimes I wondered if I’d be the last old man on the planet he’d take a swing at’".

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Before his defeat to Poirier, McGregor revealed he expects to fight Pacquiao this year.

He said: "I am excited for a Manny Pacquiao bout and it looks like it will happen this year.

"What time this year? I am not sure.

"We'll have to have some good discussions with Dana White and the UFC and see where it goes.

"I am open to it all, ready for it all.

"I will certainly attain a boxing world title before I call it a day.

"And I would be excited to do that against Emmanuel Pacquiao."

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