After Conor McGregor was pulled from UFC 200 for refusing to fulfill his media obligations for the event, talk of a potential boxing superfight with legendary prizefighter Floyd Mayweather picked up.
Ultimately nothing came of the rumors, and McGregor was booked to fight Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20th. During a recent interview with Business Post, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh gave his thoughts on the bout:
“There was talk that Conor would get $7 million and Floyd would get the rest of it. It will be an even share or Conor will not do it . . . There is no one generating the type of media that Conor is,” Kavanagh said.
“It would have to be an even split. Conor is not going to take it if Floyd is getting more than him. Floyd needs Conor more than Conor needs Floyd right now.”
“Floyd is amazing. He is incredible. I don’t think there is a boxer who could beat him. He has figured out boxing, but Conor doesn’t move like a boxer,”
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