They might hate each other this week, but Manny Pacquiao says he hopes to have a real FRIENDSHIP with Floyd Mayweather ... after they beat the hell out of each other in the ring.
Manny just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" -- where he also told us that reports he paid more than $3 MILLION for tickets for his friends and family is 100% true.
Question is ... he get a discount? Check out our clip for the answer.
There's more ... we also asked Manny if he thinks Floyd's boast about being better than Muhammad Ali is true. His answer is very interesting ...
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