Tuesday October 20, 2020

Kavanagh: McGregor will never fight in ‘high tax’ Ireland

Coach says Irish taxes are 'tortuous', and any fight in Ireland would need to take place on Las Vegas time

20th August, 2017
Conor McGregor has often spoken of competing in a hometown fight in Dublin’s Croke Park Picture: Getty

High taxes mean that Conor McGregor will never fight in Ireland, according to his coach John Kavanagh.

Irish taxes are “tortuous”, Kavanagh, who has coached Ultimate Fighting Champion McGregor throughout his entire mixed martial arts career, said.

Next weekend, McGregor will square off against world-champion boxer Floyd Mayweather jr in a one-off boxing match expected to generate at least $100 million (€85 million) for each of them.

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