The team of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor will protest if the Nevada State Athletic Commission assigns Kenny Bayless as the referee for his boxing debut.
McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Floyd “Money” Mayweather on Aug. 26.
In the past, Bayless has spoken out against the highly anticipated boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor.
“I wouldn’t want to see it because it’s two different sports,” Bayless said about the fight. “UFC and boxing are two different sports, so what would be the point?”
When asked about Bayless potentially being the referee for Mayweather vs. McGregor, John Kavanagh, McGregor’s head coach, said he’d be against it.
‘Yes, I’ll be objecting to that,” Kavanagh said about Bayless being the referee for the fight.
Kavanagh has also come out and said who he thinks is the most qualified to be the official for Mayweather vs. McGregor.
“I think Marc Goddard should be the referee,” Kavanagh told ESPN. “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?”
Seriously? This is Kenny Bayless who works for the NSAC a potential ref for the fight. Sounds like he works for the crybaby Oscar De La Arum pic.twitter.com/7yLvORqMOQ
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 23, 2017