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Conor McGregor tried out to poach one of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s trainers ahead of their crossover boxing match in 2017.

That is according to Nate Jones, who has been doing work with ‘Money’ Mayweather given that soon after his have retirement in 2002.

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The pair had been US Olympic teammates 10 many years ahead of at Atlanta ninety six.

Both gentlemen won bronze – Mayweather at featherweight and Jones at heavyweight.

Their friendship goes back to their first conference at the Usa countrywide championships in 1994.

And Jones explained to our new boxing podcast, ‘Rocky Highway: Rewind’, that he was often likely to remain faithful to his pal – even with $ million on the desk from the ‘Notorious’.

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Jones claims the Dubliner’s group acquired in touch with fellow Chicago Montell Griffin and the offer arrived from there.

He reported: “Floyd really do not know this but I acquired a get in touch with from Conor McGregor’s folks to work his corner for that struggle – and I hung up on them. They made available me $one.five million but I hung up on them.

“I acquired a get in touch with from Montell Griffin and he reported, ‘people want to holler at you Nate, they are McGregor’s people’.

“And they referred to as and I’m like, ‘what’s up?’ They was like, ‘man, he interested in you remaining in the corner. We’ll fork out you $one.5m US ($A2.1m)– what ever you want, mention what you want’. And I hung up.”

Asked if he was tempted to just take the funds at any phase, he laughed: “Montell Griffin referred to as me back and reported, ‘Nate you huge dummy, what the f*** is erroneous with you, man?’

“I reported, ‘what?’ He reported, ‘this is about your lifestyle, your occupation, make a improved go for you Nate!’

“I reported, ‘nah, I’m not disloyal like that. Montell, I really do not do items like that, that’s my friend’.

“He reported, ‘you’ve acquired to be one of the dumbest dudes ever, man’. And he hung up on me.

“Floyd really do not know about it. I did not do it so I never brung it up to him. But I will shortly.”

Things didn’t end well for Conor.
Issues did not finish well for Conor.Source: AFP

McGREGOR WAS As well Nervous

Mayweather defeat McGregor in the tenth round of their bout at the T-Cell Arena in Las Vegas.

However remaining backstage as portion of the group, Jones claims he could see nerves in the MMA superstar.

He extra: “I was the dude, when Floyd wrapped his fingers they sent somebody to check out us to make absolutely sure he was not doing anything illegal, and vice versa.

“When McGregor wrapped his fingers, we sent a representative which was me. I sat there and viewed McGregor get his fingers wrapped.

“And I have never witnessed somebody so nervous in my lifestyle. That’s the portion of the struggle that stunned me the most due to the fact likely into the struggle, McGregor was talking a good deal of smack.

“In the locker room acquiring all set to struggle, he was extremely shook. He went to the washing room 6 situations. Six situations. I was like, ‘what is erroneous with this dude?’

“He was extremely shook for that struggle.

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McGregor randomly eats a bee


“Going into the struggle, I was fearful about him not remaining a boxer, I was fearful about the unfamiliar.

“And he brung to the desk his size. I was fearful about that but we taken care of him well, we chopped him down and stopped him.”

McGregor did not have any a lot more boxing fights ahead of turning back to UFC.

He missing to intense rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, ahead of profitable a comeback scrap towards Donald Cerrone.

But just previous month the 31-yr-old introduced his retirement from the organisation.

This story originally appeared on The Sunshine and is reproduced with permission.