UFC superstar Conor McGregor is ready for a huge MMA return. The popular fighter has updated fans on what’s next months after coming up short in an epic Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match.

According to reports, the Irish UFC champ has plans to make a triumphant return to the octagon.

Sorry Pacquiao … Conor McGregor says his putting his boxing career on hold for a bit — because he wants his next bout to be a “real fight.” Conor was out with his baby mama Dee Devlin in NYC when he was asked about his fighting future — and rumors he’s hammering out a deal to box Manny Pacquiao. But McGregor shot that down real fast — insulting the sweet science in the process … saying, “I think a true fight is what I want to do next.” He added, “MMA next.” (TMZ)

Last month, boxing veteran Manny Pacquiao hinted at his intent to knuckle up with McGregor.

Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma

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In early September, Conor McGregor acknowledged the major payday he received despite taking a historic L in his Mayweather boxing fight.

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Days prior, Floyd’s longtime pal 50 Cent clowned McGregor over his epic loss.