World-class MMA fighter Conor McGregor may soon fight against a Hungarian opponent, Tivadar Kunkli, according to online magazine, promotions.hu.
Kunkli told the portal that his sponsor, energy drink manufacturer HELL Energy Magyarország Ltd., was the one to contact the Irish fighter’s management in an attempt to arrange the fight. Kunkli also revealed that negotiations are still at the initial stages, but both sides appear to be open for a potential match that would take place in Las Vegas in the framework of a gala. Success of the setup will pretty much depend on the payment McGregor and his team would want, he added.
The two would fight under thai-box rules and not UFC rules (that involves lighter gloves, and ground fighting for example), in which McGregor is one of the best worldwide.
Following a one and a half year-long break after his defeat against Dagestani Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor returned in January and needed a mere 40 seconds to beat Donald Cerrone. Earlier, he had a similar gala fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr in professional boxing.
Kunkli, aged 55, retired in 2011 after a similar match at a K-1 gala in Budapest. He knocked out famed, heavy-weight fighter Bob Sapp among rather bizarre circumstances.
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