Although Conor McGregor is busy preparing for a rematch with Nate Diaz, McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, recently revealed that the $100 million fight with Floyd Mayweather is still a possibility (per Business Post).
Kavanagh stated that the main issue that needs to be ironed out is the revenue split.
“There was talk that Conor would get $7 million and Floyd would get the rest of it,” said Kavanagh. “It will be an even share or Conor will not do it. There is no one generating the type of media that Conor is.”
Before McGregor announced his rematch with Diaz, both he and Mayweather had fueled the speculatory fire on social media, posting fight posters to build hype.
While many fight fans–both MMA and boxing–have blasted the idea of Mayweather facing a fighter with no professional boxing experience, there is obviously a lot of money to be made if the two men do in fact get it on.
Kavanagh admits that Mayweather is an incredible boxer, but feels McGregor’s style could be the key.
“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,” said Kavanagh.
But, as is always the case, Mayweather expects to get the lion’s share of the purse and that could be a deal breaker.
“Conor is not going to take it if Floyd is getting more than him. Floyd needs Conor more than Conor needs Floyd right now,” said Kavanagh.
All of the hoopla surrounding a potential Mayweather vs. McGregor matchup would certainly die down if Diaz is able to secure another victory over the Irishman on August 20.
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Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC. Alex can be reached at Alex@RoundByRoundBoxing.com.