Kavanagh: Conor Offered $5 Million To Fight Kickboxer
It seems Floyd Mayweather is not the only fighter to be offered a massive sum of money to fight a kickboxer.
Mayweather is currently set to face undefeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in a three-round exhibition at RIZIN 14.
Yet, Conor McGregor’s trainer John Kavanagh would drop a rumor that the former double division UFC champion also got an interesting offer of his own.
“I had a guy message me just a few days ago — a Chinese kickboxer [who] wanted to do three rounds with Conor for $5 million,” Kavanagh said on The True Geordie Podcast, according to Express.co.uk.
“And he was going to put it in escrow. It wasn’t like he was just [joking]. Because again, I get a million messages like that a day, but you just don’t pay attention [to them]. But this guy was connected, and it was a legitimate offer. But I know he wouldn’t [do it].”
While Mayweather has the latitude to do what anything he pleases, McGregor is under UFC contract, and still dealing with the fallout of the UFC 229 brawl with the Nevada State Athletic Commission still having him under suspension.
None of which come into play, as McGregor’s team would turn it down, but Kavanagh delights in incidents like this.
“You get the odd funny message like that. And like I said, it was a genuine [offer],” Kavanagh said. “I know the boxing promoter well and he’s very well known. So, he wasn’t going to come with an offer that wasn’t legitimate.”
Transcript Via: The Express