UFC star Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Manny Pacquiao | Inquirer Sports

UFC star Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Manny Pacquiao

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 10:22 PM October 22, 2018

Cody Garbrandt. AP

Mixed martial arts star Cody Garbrandt doesn’t mind seeing MMA and boxing crossover fights.

In fact, Garbrandt wants to figure in such, saying he’s willing to fight Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao.


“I would love that fight. Yeah, I would love that,” Garbrandt told TMZ Sports.


The former UFC bantamweight champion won his first 11 fights but has lost his last two bouts both against TJ Dillashaw.

Pacquiao, who turns 40 in December, on the other hand, showed he still has it after scoring a TKO win over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in July, his first stoppage since 2009.

Garbrandt also thinks a potential crossover fight between UFC lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. would be a “great fight” with both fighters staking their undefeated records in the boxing ring.

Last year, Mayweather came out of retirement to stop MMA superstar Conor McGregor in the 10th round.

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