McGregor is at the moment on the sidelines following his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, by which he didn’t reclaim the light-weight title he was stripped of in April.


The Irishman’s subsequent transfer is at the moment unknown as he’s awaiting punishment for his half within the brawl which adopted UFC 229’s most important occasion, which Nurmagomedov began by trying to assault his opponent’s team-mate Dillon Danis.


Not like most fighters, McGregor’s time on the shelf received’t have a detrimental impact on his pockets.


Nonetheless, Kavanagh has revealed his most well-known pupil might’ve pocketed £3.8million ($5million) for a three-round exhibition match with a Chinese language kickboxer, who made him the provide ‘just a few days in the past’.




“I’ll provide you with a humorous one,” Kavanagh mentioned throughout an look on The True Geordie Podcast when discussing Floyd Mayweather Jr’s upcoming exhibition bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. “I had a man message me only a few days in the past – a Chinese language kickboxer [who] wished to do three rounds with Conor for $5million (£3.8million).


“And he was going to place it in escrow. It wasn’t like he was simply [joking].


“As a result of once more, I get 1,000,000 messages like that a day, however you simply don’t listen [to them].


“However this man was linked and it was a professional provide. However I do know he wouldn’t [do it].”




Though the multi-million-pound provide got here in a slightly unorthodox method, Kavanagh insists it was certainly not a joke.


He added: “You get the odd humorous message like that. And like I mentioned, it was a real [offer].


“I do know the boxing promoter effectively and he’s very well-known. So he wasn’t going to come back with a proposal that wasn’t professional.”


McGregor, 30, is hoping to have a rematch with Nurmagomedov however is keen to face whoever the UFC brass deem ‘subsequent in line’.




A choice on the way forward for the light-weight division received’t be made till the pair are sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Fee.


“We’re on the Nevada State Athletic Fee’s time now,” UFC president Dana White advised Categorical Sport throughout the UFC 230 post-fight press convention.


“We’re ready till November… or December. Each time that factor is.


“And when that factor performs out, then we’ll know the place we sit after which we’ll know what’s subsequent.”




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