Conor McGregor’s Coach Reveals Deal-Breaker In Floyd Mayweather Fight


June 28, 2016

Even with Conor McGregor scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August, there still are whispers of a potential bout between The Notorious and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at some point.

Setting up a superfight between McGregor and Mayweather figures to be complicated, though. And McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, recently added to that notion by revealing a very important condition that must be met in order for the UFC featherweight champion to consider stepping into the ring against the boxing legend.

“There was talk that Conor would get $7 million and Floyd would get the rest of it,” Kavanagh told The Sunday Business Post in Ireland. “It will be an even share or Conor will not do it. There is no one generating the type of media that Conor is.”

McGregor and Mayweather are huge draws in their respective sports, so it’s reasonable to believe a fight between the two would be one of the biggest pay-per-view events ever. That means a lot of money would exchange hands, and McGregor’s camp clearly wants to make sure the Irishman doesn’t get screwed over.

?It would have to be an even split,” Kavanagh reiterated. “Conor is not going to take it if Floyd is getting more than him. Floyd needs Conor more than Conor needs Floyd right now.?

For what it’s worth, Mayweather previously said he was retired before teasing a potential fight with McGregor, who also sounds open to the idea … under the right circumstances.

h/t to FOX Sports

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola
Previous Article

Patriots’ Danny Amendola Feeling ‘Really Great’ After Offseason Surgeries

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts
Next Article

Xander Bogaerts Gets Night Off As Red Sox Seek To Even Series Vs. Rays

Picked For You