“So I am excited for a Manny Pacquiao bout, and it’s looking like it will take place this year. What time this year, I’m not sure.

“We’re going to have to have some good discussions with Dana and with the guys and the UFC after [UFC 257] and see where it goes, what’s there, what do we want.

“I am open to it all. I am ready for it all.”

However, McGregor was beaten by Poirier in the second round and the Irishman now appears to be focused on securing a trilogy bout with the Diamond.

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