Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion, is reportedly in talks with Eddie Hearn, the promoter of boxing champion Katie Taylor, to secure a £500,000 deal to host her fight in Ireland.
The news comes after McGregor’s recent announcement that he is looking to make a return to the octagon. The Dublin native has been out of action since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
McGregor is said to have met with Hearn at his Dublin pub to discuss the potential deal. Hearn is reportedly keen to bring Taylor’s fight to Ireland, as it would be a huge boost for the country’s boxing scene.
McGregor is said to be offering to cover the costs of the fight, which would include the venue, security, and other associated costs. He is also said to be offering to promote the fight in Ireland, which would be a huge boost for the country’s boxing scene.
McGregor is no stranger to promoting fights, having previously promoted his own fights in the UFC. He is also no stranger to the Irish boxing scene, having previously trained with Irish boxing legend John Joe Nevin.
McGregor’s involvement in the fight could be a huge boost for the Irish boxing scene, as it would bring a huge amount of attention to the sport. It would also be a huge boost for the Irish economy, as the fight would bring in a lot of money to the country.
It remains to be seen if the deal will be finalized, but it is clear that McGregor is serious about bringing the fight to Ireland. If the deal is finalized, it could be a huge boost for the Irish boxing scene, and a huge boost for the Irish economy.