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Conor McGregor calls out Manny Pacquiao for fight at 170lbs in teasing response to boxing icon’s happy birthday message

CONOR McGREGOR hinted he is ready to come out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao.

The Filipino legend, 41, tweeted Notorious a happy 32nd birthday - and was duly met with a reply suggesting the two should get it on.

As far as birthday wishes go, it's not normal to reply to someone with the offer of a fight.

But with McGregor having recently announced his third retirement from UFC in four years, fans will be desperate to see him in action again soon.

Pacquiao tweeted: "Happy Birthday @TheNotoriousMMA".

McGregor - who hinted at a UFC return while celebrating his birthday - replied: "Thank you Emmanuel, 170."

It's unclear whether McGregor - who has seven opponents he could take on in the future - is suggesting they should slug it out in boxing or MMA.

The Irishman has experience in boxing, of course, having lost to Floyd Mayweather in their crossover blockbuster in Las Vegas three summers ago.

The "170" appears to be a reference to weight.

A bulked-up McGregor weighed in a career-heaviest 170lbs for his first-round win over Donald Cerrone in January - his last fight in UFC.

But Pacquiao, who has been world champion in a record eight different weight classes, never fought higher than 154lbs - the top of the range for a light middleweight.

PacMan fights most commonly at welterweight so in reality he would have to add a huge 23lbs - which is not far off two stone.

That seems unrealistic so, for now, a bout seems unlikely.

Not that that prevented fans from speculating.

One said: "Both of you are legends and you respect each other but still it’d be a banging match."

Another posted: "Just f***ing do it."

While a third tweeted: "Make it happen. We want to see you put on a show."

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