Conor McGregor vows to 'blow Manny Pacquiao's head off' in bare-knuckle fight in now-deleted tweet | The Sun

CONOR McGREGOR vowed to "blow Manny Pacquiao's head off" in a bare-knuckle fight in a now-deleted tweet.

The online rant comes after Pacquiao lost a court battle with Paradigm Sports management, who also represent McGregor.

Aiming a threat at Pacquiao, McGregor posted in a deleted tweet: "I'll blow his head off with a back hand in bare knuckle."

PacMan in 2020 signed with Paradigm and was in talks to fight McGregor in the Middle East.

But the Filipino icon failed to have a bout under Paradigm and was instead sued for breach of contract.

Following a case in California, Pacquiao was left to owe $8m (£6.3m), with £4m in damages, £1.7m in legal fees and additional 10 per cent annual interest on the verdict amount for three years.


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McGregor, 34, took to social media, reacting to the news by posting: "And don't let it happen again, @MannyPacquiao."

And in another deleted tweet, he added: "Manny owes 8 in all. 5.1 he owes and then 2.1 in legal costs.

"Legal fees are heavy but that's what we do. Heavy weight operations."

Paradigm signed Pacquiao as a client three years ago and tried to negotiate a fight with both McGregor and Mikey Garcia.

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But the eight-division boxing champion was later announced to be facing Errol Spence Jr.

American Spence, 33, pulled out injured and was replaced by Yordenis Ugas, who won the fight and sent Pacquiao into retirement.

But Paradigm alleged that Pacquiao's other representatives –  Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions – interfered with their deal.

It led to Paradigm filing the lawsuit, which Pacquiao, 44, lost when the jury ruled that he acted in bad faith.

The Orange County jury voted 9-3 in favour of Paradigm in the case.

Paradigm CEO Audie Attar said in a statement: "We are elated to learn of the jury’s ruling in Paradigm’s favor in our suit against Manny Pacquiao.

"The jury plainly found that Pacquiao testified falsely in denying Paradigm’s claims against him, and his excuses for his conduct proves our case that a breach of contract was committed.

"Hopefully, Manny will have learned a lesson from the verdict and will henceforth act with the honesty and integrity that was so lacking in his treatment of Paradigm."

Pacquiao retired as a professional following defeat to Ugas, 36, but returned last December for an exhibition bout.

But he recently revealed his next exhibition is set for the summer while also opening the door to a full boxing comeback. 

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