It’s no secret that featherweight champ Conor McGregor has a lot of wacky ideas. Remember when he thought he could move up to welterweight and take out Nate Diaz? Or when he was making noise about going up in weight even further to challenge Robbie Lawler for the belt? Lunacy!
However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a major source for all of McGregor’s madness is his coach, John Kavanagh.
Recently, during the media rounds to promote his new book, Kavanagh mentioned something about McGregor getting some sort of ownership stake in the UFC if it’s sold (WTF?).
As per MMAFighting:
Kavanagh didn’t just stop at suggesting McGregor is intending to carve out a chunk of the UFC for himself though, he also spoke on the much rumored boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. saying that the bout could only occur if the two stars were splitting the take evenly.
“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.”
Assuming these statements are true, this pretty much negates the possibility of a McGregor vs. Mayweather match. Mayweather is the biggest draw in the history of pay-per-view, holding the top three spots in the ranking of most PPV buys for a sporting event. Part of the long delay in making the long sought after Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was Mayweather’s refusal to do an even split of the PPV revenue. If Manny Pacquiao couldn’t get more than 40 percent of the revenue, there is zero chance McGregor gets even split.
Madness, I tell you. Madness.