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Manny Pacquiao Says He is Willing To Try MMA/UFC

By Mark Vester

During a recent press conference,'s Bill Emes and Michael Marley cornered Manny Pacquiao on the subject of Mixed Martial Arts. Pacquiao said he watched MMA and UFC, but said it was "too brutal" when asked for his thoughts on the sport.

When asked if he would ever consider trying his hand at Mixed Martial Arts, Pacquiao replied to BoxingScene - "I want to, but they [promters and management] don't want me to fight."

He said if promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and adviser Michael Koncz said it was okay, he would consider entering the cage. Michael Koncz cut in at that point and told Pacquiao - "you know that you could do what you want."

It's hard to tell if Pacquiao was serious or just joking around.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by sunthunder on 09-06-2010

[QUOTE=Kakutogi-Gumi;9180405]Since when did San Lois Obisbo Community College turn D-1? Most the Wrestling D-1 schools in the PAC-10 are dead. The rest are surviving on bake sales.[/QUOTE] He went to Cal Poly.

Comment by minasyan on 09-06-2010

this is so stupid on so many levels even discussing this makes me sick

Comment by tibbar on 09-06-2010

[QUOTE=ALG United;9180480]Manny Pacquiao used to be a taekwando fighter before he ventured out as a pro boxer...[/QUOTE] LOLz, its getting more interesting. but seriously manny made a brief stint in muay thai.

Comment by JoeyNumbers on 09-06-2010

fighting always comes down to match ups. if Manny camp picks the right guy to fight then he could be successful in mma. if you let Dana white pick the fight then you get phone booth boxer vs ankle takedown…

Comment by ALG United on 09-06-2010

Manny Pacquiao used to be a taekwando fighter before he ventured out as a pro boxer...

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