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Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will probably never set foot into a ring to fight in MMA, that much has been made clear by how huge of a superstar that he is in boxing. Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring and that man gets paid, there is no way that he’d need a payday from the MMA world, but that doesn’t mean that he’s unaware of MMA. Oh no. In fact, it came out that Manny Pacquiao has invested in Asian MMA promotion OneFC, buying a share of the company.
This puts Manny Pacquiao officially in the MMA business, even if it is just as an investment. OneFC launched in 2011 with its sights set on being the largest MMA promotion in Asia after the fall of PRIDE and DREAM. There was a gap and OneFC has done an admirable job of filling that gap with their own brand of MMA, less focused on Japan, more focused on the entire region. [source]