Pacquiao said earlier this month that preliminary talks had begun around a boxing match between him and McGregor.
Speaking to TMZ Sports on Friday in NY, the UFC Lightweight Champion reflected on his future, revealing what he would like to do next in his career, whether that be to step inside the Octagon once more or take on another fight inside the ring.
A statement from Showtime sports said the August fight between boxing star Mayweather and mixed martial arts king McGregor generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America. And what about the WWE?
Another avenue for McGregor to go down was the route of professional wrestling. A real fight. Exactly what's a real fight?
UFC President Dana White downplayed those comments and said if they were true he planned to file a lawsuit against the eight-division world champion and his promoters. This would be another big money fight for him.
Adrian Peterson heads to IR, wants to play next season
It's also possible Peterson's incredible, Hall of Fame career will quietly end after a final season wearing two foreign uniforms. He topped the century mark again November 5 when he torched the San Francisco 49ers for a season-high 159 yards on the ground.
Only one other fight - Mayweather's 2015 bout with Pacquiao - has ever drawn more, racking up 4.6 million buys.
McGregor hasn't competed in the UFC since 2016 when he won the lightweight championship with a second round TKO against Eddie Alvarez.
McGregor is enjoying a well-earned break at the moment, swanning around New York City with his partner, Dee Devlin, and their new born son, but he was stopped in the street by TMZ and asked what his next move might be.
Mayweather claims the deal could encompass up to four fights.
You couldn't blame McGregor for tossing up the idea of boxing again.