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‘Why make him rich?’

Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao
Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao

The long-time conditioning coach of boxing great Manny Pacquiao is not sold to the idea of pitting the fighting senator against former MMA champion Conor McGregor.

“Remember, this is just my opinion: Manny goes down as the greatest fighter in history when he finishes, because no one has done what he accomplished in boxing,” Fortune said in an article posted on MMA Junkie. “Why destroy your legacy for a bum like McGregor?”

“Why even make that guy rich?”

Fortune seemed to point to the only time McGregor fought in a boxing match back in 2017, in which McGregor was dominated by Floyd Mayweather until he was TKO’d in the 10th.

“Manny will destroy Conor McGregor inside three rounds,” Fortune said. “He will obliterate him. Too fast and too strong as an amazing fighter. McGregor is nothing.”

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“I mean, my God, this is boxing; we are boxers. McGregor is an MMA guy, and we can’t do MMA, and he can’t box. That’s very simple.”