Conor McGregor Offered £3.8 Million For Exhibition Fight With Kickboxer

Conor McGregor had the chance to follow Floyd Mayweather into a fight with a kickboxer after his coach revealed he was given an offer to earn £3.8 million for said fight.

Floyd Mayweather is considered one of the best boxers of his generation, possibly even of all time, but the undefeated American seems almost hell bent on ruining part of his legacy.

His last fight, which took him to a record of 50-0, was against UFC Conor McGregor, not exactly the tough opposition one might have wanted to bring up the incredible milestone, and next up is an exhibition fight against a kickboxer.

That doesn't even mention the fact that he also includes a win over the Big Show in his run of wins. (He doesn't really but he did fight the WWE star at Wrestlemania one year.)

But Mayweather might not have been the only one to take on a kickboxer with Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh revealing that his charge has a similar offer.

Speaking to the True Geordie Podcast the Irishman was talking about Mayweather's bout with Tenshin Nasukawa and said:

"I'll give you a funny one. 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

"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.

"But this guy was connected and it was a legitimate offer. But I know he [Connor] wouldn't.

"You get the odd funny message like that. And like I said, it was a genuine.

"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."

Mayweather and Nasukawa shake on their fight. Image: PA Images
Mayweather and Nasukawa shake on their fight. Image: PA Images

Mayweather and McGregor had a fun rivalry. Image: PA Images
Mayweather and McGregor had a fun rivalry. Image: PA Images

Lord knows if McGregor's fight was going to be under UFC rules, boxing rules or kickboxing rules but with Usain Bolt moving into football can we please cut it out with this nonsense of people switching sports.

Sure it occasionally works but more often than not it's a terrible gimmick that doesn't go too well.

McGregor is out of action after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov and would like a rematch with the Russian in the future but at this point it's a long way off.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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