Although Conor McGregor is fully entrenched in preparation for the upcoming Nick Diaz rematch at UFC 202 he’s still entertaining the idea of a super fight with retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather provided the combatants are able to reach an agreement on a few terms.
In a recent interview with Sunday Business Post, McGregor’s coach John Kavanaugh says he believes that, should the fight be sold, McGregor would seek part ownership of the UFC and an even purse split since McGregor is driving media attention.
“Conor will have thought of this and I am sure, when he is sitting down with his new overlords, he will have that conversation,”
“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,”
“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.”
In the meantime Mayweather continues to enjoy the life of a retiree and is actively seeking to sign free agent and former boxing champion Mikey Garcia. No further comments have been made by Mayweather regarding a fight with McGregor as of today.