Conor McGregor has claimed he is considering whether or not to kick Manny Pacquiao – and accept the hefty fine that would come with his disqualification.
Both men have claimed they are close to agreeing a fight, which would be held in the Middle East, for late this year or early in 2021.
It would be McGregor's second professional boxing bout having been stopped by Floyd Mayweather in 2010.
And while reflecting on his meeting with Mayweather, McGregor said he regretted not kicking the former pound-for-pound great.
The Irishman went on to say that he was less likely to do so against Pacquiao – but stopped short of ruling it out.
Alongside a picture of him catching Mayweather, McGregor wrote: "The very first shot of the fight, right on the button through the guard. I didn’t even put anything into that shot, just placed it.
"It was hard for me not to dwell on the full 12 rounds that were potentially ahead of me and hold back my shots early; still though, right on the absolute button, the first punch thrown.
"Remember the experts saying I wouldn’t land even one; I landed more than them all. The picture above is the very first punch of the fight thrown, and landed, and inside the very first second of the fight.
"Bums all of them “experts”, listen to none of them! Really I should have just sat right through that shot and took his head off and fuck the distance. If it didn’t work out just give him a good boot into the neck and get DQ’d and fined and who’d give a f***.
"I’m upset I fully followed the rules for that fight to be honest. Floyd deserved a volley at the least. A shoulder even, break the face.
"Manny not so much tho I don’t think, but I will see how the build up goes and wait to hear what bitter old Freddie Roach has to say and then make a decision.
"My whiskeys at half a billion and climbing, I could take a fine."
McGregor returned to the UFC after losing to Mayweather but lost his grudge fight against bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
He then took 15 months off before returning with a 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone early this year.
The coronavirus pandemic put paid to his plans to fight three times in 2020 however and McGregor 'retired' for the third time in four years, citing a lack of worthy opponents.
And he admitted he is reluctantly crossing over into boxing again.
"I’d rather fight MMA anyway, not sure why I’ve been held back like this, it’s borderline criminal at this stage," he added.
"The biggest number generator in the game asking for four fights since February this year and getting left on seen. It’s pretty f***** up when I keep thinking of it. I’ve been right here this whole time.
"Anyways boxing it is for now and I’m up for this! I hope no bottling takes place here. I’m already agreeing to these limited rules and holding back my full array of weapons. Let’s get it going guys."
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