Chris Van Heerden is a former IBO Welterweight Champion and was once a part of Conor McGregor’s training camp for his super fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Van Heerden is willing to return to the McGregor camp, but he has a condition that they must meet first.
“If he pays me, I’ll go beat him up,” Van Heerden said to TMZ. “Because you know what, the first time I helped him out of a good heart, my coach was there. I didn’t ask him for any money, (I did it) for free. And then they done me bad. So if they want me back, they better pay me.”
Paulie Malignaggi is currently feuding with McGregor after the UFC Lightweight Champion released a photo of him apparently knocking Malignaggi down.
The former IBO Welterweight Champion says Malignaggi was never knocked down, but pushed down instead.
“(Paulie) got pushed down, and then they made it seem like he got knocked down,” Van Heerden said. “It’s sad that he’s been done this bad, and he clearly said it in his statements on social media. And I think he deserves an apology, at least.”
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.