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Conor McGregor's coach says UFC star won't fight Mayweather unless pay equal

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For a while last month it felt like all the fight world could talk about was a potential bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, as The Notorious One continued his personal battle with the UFC hierarchy.

Then, all of a sudden, peace broke out between the Irishman and Dana White and a McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch was announced for UFC 202 - putting talk of Mayweather on the back burner.

There is, though, still a belief amongst many in the fight game that the 'mega-bout' could happen in the not too distant future. According to McGregor's coach, however, his man would only get into the ring if one condition is met.

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"There was talk that Conor would get $7 million and Floyd would get the rest of it," John Kavanagh told Ireland's The Sunday Business Post, via NESN.

"It will be an even share or Conor will not do it. There is no one generating the type of media that Conor is."

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When speculation was at its most intense, Mayweather was proclaiming that he wouldn't come out of retirement for anything less than a $100 million pay day.

Although a fight against McGregor would certainly bring with it huge sales and massive interest, it is unlikely the purse would be big enough to be able to compensate the Irish UFC star the same amount.

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As such, either the 49-0 boxer would have to lower his usual demands, or McGregor would have to settle for being out paid by his potential rival. Considering the egos of the two men involved, that seems unlikely at this stage.

"It would have to be an even split," Kavanagh continued. "Conor is not going to take it if Floyd is getting more than him. Floyd needs Conor more than Conor needs Floyd right now."

Rumours still persist that a May 2017 date could be in line for the 'mega-fight'. As you can see, though, there would have to be some serious negotiations undertaken before that could be confirmed.

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