The day Conor McGregor gets $100 million to box Floyd Mayweather is probably the day his action career comes to an end.
McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management, told ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast on Tuesday that McGregor’s camp would be “very interested” in the event, should talks become serious.
Well duh, of course an MMA and UFC star would become a boxer for one night to bring home a whopping $100 million purse for the
proposed boxing match against Mayweather.
“Look, it wasn’t something we started, right?” Attar said. “It was something Floyd started and Conor responded in kind on social media. It’s obviously built up public interest. Part of that may have been Floyd testing waters — I really don’t know what his motives are.
“All I can tell you is we are very interested if it’s serious. Ultimately, I think we have to see if it’s real or not. That’s what it comes down to.
“Floyd may have been waiting to see if Conor is the real deal and I think how he handled his first adversity with Nate [Diaz], beating Nate the second time at 170 [pounds], dominating the lightweight champion, the first to hold two belts — I think he’s shown he’s for real.”
McGregor — who is scheduled to take the rest of this year off — before a late spring return to the Octagon — could find some time to pop up on the WWE for Wrestlemania maybe?
McGregor’s upcoming hiatus coincides with WWE’s WrestleMania 33 card on April 2 in Orlando, Florida — leading some to speculate about a potential foray into the scripted world of pro wrestling for the two-weight UFC champion.
Attar said Tuesday that it’s something McGregor is willing to entertain — as long as the money is right.
“I think it’s all about business, man,” Attar said. “If [WWE] is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people — which is me. We can have a conversation.”
McGregor also said he expected a meeting with WME-IMG, UFC’s new ownership, and wants parts of the company, seeing as other non-UFC Affiliated athletes already do.