Conor McGregor offered $2million to fight for Russian MMA promotion

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Conor McGregor is currently in something of a spat with the UFC after the complete drama that has been the build up to UFC 200 which is still over two months away.

We have seen McGregor state that he is retiring in a tweet before announcing that he wasn't retired in a Facebook post, while Dana White and co. decided to pull him from the card of the big show because of the Irishman's refusal to do a press conference in Las Vegas.

Well, with tensions between McGregor and the UFC seemingly at an all-time high, one plucky promotion has made the bold decision to try and catch "The Notorious'" eye and make him a big offer.


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2 Mil on the Table

According to a report from Karim Zidan of Bloody Elbow, citing Russian media, Russian promotion Fight Nights Global have put their cards on the table and made McGregor an offer to come and fight for them. 

That offer? Two million dollars.

Fight Nights Global apparently have an event happening on June 17 and have made McGregor the offer to fight Rasul Mirzaev inside the octagon.

Lethal Opponent

Mirzaev, the fighter who McGregor would be facing, has also apparently confirmed the news himself. An interesting note about Mirzaev himself, he was sentenced to 15-months in prison for manslaughter after killing a 19-year-old with one punch. 

The Fight Nights event in question will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between the legend of MMA that is Fedor Emelianenko and Fabio Maldonado, who was released by the UFC at the end of last year after losing to Corey Anderson.

The Russians definitely have the money to do this, with Dagestan billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov an investor in Fight Nights, but McGregor is contracted to the UFC and the ensuing lawsuit from breaking that contract to fight for the Russian promotion would probably cost far more than the $2million McGregor is being promised.

New UFC 200 Main Event

It's now all but confirmed that McGregor won't be on the UFC 200 card, with a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship being scheduled for the main event instead.

Dana White has said that McGregor will fight in the summer, but it will likely be at UFC 201 or 202 later in the year, around August or September time.

The Irishman will almost certainly take on Nate Diaz - who has gone on holiday until he gets to fight McGregor again - in a rematch of the fight they had at UFC 196 where McGregor lost for the first time in his UFC career, with Diaz making him submit to a rear-naked choke in the second round of their encounter. 

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