Conor McGregor’s long time friend and head coach John Kavanagh revealed that he was contacted by a Chinese kickboxer with an unexpected crazy offer.
In an appearance on the popular “True Geordie Podcast” on YouTube, Kavanagh spoke about a wild offer he received from a challenger for “The Notorious One”. Detailing the challenge, Kavanagh said:
“I had a guy message me just a few days ago – a Chinese kickboxer wanted to do three rounds with Conor for five million dollars. And he was going to put it in escrow. It was like he was just [joking around]. 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 wouldn’t.
Whether or not Conor McGregor’s UFC contract would permit him to accept such a challenge is another question entirely. Not only that, but the former two-division champion’s return to competition in the UFC is currently on hold as he awaits a decision from the Nevada Athletic Commission with regards to his involvement in the post fight melee that broke out following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
Kavanagh stated that his team politely declined the challenge to the exhibition bout, but he still finds enjoyment in reading the masses of challenges he receives from hopefuls wanting to try their luck against Conor McGregor, also saying on the podcast:
“You get the odd funny message like that. And like I said, it was a genuine offer. I know the boxing promoter well and he’s very well known. So he wasn’t going to come with am offer that wasn’t legitimate.”