Rumours of the pair perhaps getting it on in a boxing ring had circled earlier this year but after the whole Mayweather vs McGregor fight was announced, they died down pretty quickly.
"The Notorious" look forward to the next challenge of his career. Oscar De La Hoya insisted recently he would "only need two rounds" to dispatch McGregor and would come out of retirement to face him 10 years after last fighting.
"Pacquiao on Thursday tweeted a photo of McGregor for Thanksgiving with the interesting hashtags "#realboxingmatch" and "#2018". Diaz's boxing coach revealed that the promotion is not willing to give in to his demand and said that Diaz could fight McGregor instead.
Pacquiao last fought in July, losing to Australian Jeff Horn.
Paulie Malignaggi, a training partner of the Irish view of his fight against Mayweather, who felt betrayed and manipulated by the clan of the king of the tv to the card, is also part of the batch.
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has not stepped into the octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in 2016 to retain the UFC lightweight championship.