Conor McGregor Says he Doesn’t Have to Headline, Provided UFC Gives Him “Shares”
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor has talked about acquiring an ownership stake in the UFC before, and now the former champ’s made an interesting proposal in an effort to make that happen.
Recently there’s been extensive discussion about McGregor fighting Donald Cerrone next. But, there’s also been reports that a roadblock to the fight, is that the UFC wants to have the bout serve as a co-main event, and that McGregor isn’t willing to do that.
The Irish star was in Chicago this past weekend for Saint Patrick’s Day, and he was asked about whether he would indeed, take a co-main event fight. McGregor said the following (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I’m ready to fight,” McGregor said. “I’ve said that, no problem. If the UFC wants me to slide into that co-main event and help, what that is, me sliding into the co-main event, it’s boosting their brand over fighter rhetoric that they have. There’s no problem with that. But if they want me to push that – and I have no problem pushing that – give me my rightful shares in the UFC company. That’s all I ask. You can put me on the first fight of ESPN+, no problem. So let’s see how it goes.”
— Mike Pendleton (@MP2310) March 19, 2019
McGregor is coming off a submission loss to lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. Recently the outspoken fighter said he’s hoping to fight again in July.