Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has revealed the text that the UFC Lightweight Champion sent him to confirm his huge fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Coach Kavanagh knew that McGregor was determined to make his professional boxing debut against undefeated welterweight boxer Mayweather.
But there was still doubt that the fight would ever happen.
Kavanagh told The MMA Hour on Monday that once McGregor had signed on the dotted line to fight ‘Money’ Mayweather, he received a rather late night text.
It was on, it was off. It was on, it was off.
Then I got the text from him – ‘It’s on. 154 [pounds]. August 26th. Let’s go!’
It was kind of that simple.
I thought maybe Mayweather was playing a game and when he got the contract back from McGregor he thought, ‘Oh, this is for real. I thought this was let’s boost our social media profiles’ or something like that. But it was never that for Conor.
The $500 million mega-fight between McGregor and Mayweather takes place August 26.
This will be Mayweather’s first fight back in the ring after retiring undefeated at an incredible 49-0 after beating Andre Berto in 2015.
McGregor’s last fight in The Octagon was against Eddie Alvarez last year on November 12.
He won via TKO in the second round, taking him to a fight record of 22-3, and making him the UFC’s first ever two-division champion.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.