McGregor Camp Requests Popular MMA Referee For Mayweather Fight

In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh provided some of his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s potential match up with Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to Kavanagh, they may have some difficulty finding a referee.

“If I’m speaking plainly, and I don’t know how much trouble this will get me in, I think we’re going to have a hard time finding a fair referee and a fair set of judges. It will be very difficult for a 50- to 60-year-old boxing referee to not go into this bout a little bit biased.

Actually, I’ll throw this out there, I think [U.K.-based MMA referee] Marc Goddard should be the referee. We’re already agreeing to boxing rules, boxing fight, boxing ring — everything is done boxing. So, how about an MMA referee that will understand the inside fighting that will go into this fight?” Kavanagh said.