Manny Pacquiao is into boxing and basketball, but there's one sport he won't dare try
Manny Pacquiao says a stake he bought in One FC is purely a 'business investment' as he ruled out trying mixed martial arts when he retires from boxing. Jerome Ascano

IT seems Manny Pacquiao’s sports endeavors stop at boxing and basketball.

The Filipino superstar thumbed down the possibility of trying out mixed martial arts despite becoming a ONE FC shareholder.

“Huwag na siguro,” Pacquiao said with a laugh on Tuesday during the press conference for the Rexona Training Camp when asked if he will make the jump into the world’s fastest-growing sport once he retires from boxing.   

The only eight-division boxing champion, who makes his PBA coaching debut this October, has recently bought a stake in Asia’s biggest mixed martial arts organization.

But Pacquiao, also a Sarangani representative, said the move was purely a business investment in a sport that is threatening to unseat boxing as the world's top combat sport.

“Sosyo lang,” he smiled. “Baka biglang lumakas ang MMA eh.”

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