McGregor Wants Stake In UFC
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has slowly been releasing information about his next moves following his loss to Floyd Mayweather in August. And while most of it has been potential opponents, the one thing McGregor is making clear for a return has to do with equity.
While attending the premiere of his documentary “Notorious” on Wednesday night in Dublin. McGregor reiterated that he’s keeping his options open on whether his next fight will be in the Octagon or a squared circle.
“We’re in the process of negotiations, there’s a couple of opponents across different sports now in play, there’s the boxing game also.”
McGregor has stated several times over the past couple years he ultimately wants an ownership stake in the UFC. His McGregor Promotions company was listed as one of the promotional partners in the Mayweather fight.
Coming off his highest earning fight to date against Mayweather, McGregor is not interested in just the winner’s purse.
“We’re in the contract negotiation stage,” McGregor said. “It’s got to, they’ve got to entice me now because, I came from a billion-dollar fight. I want equity, I want pay-per-view. I want to be a true partner. You have to entice me now. I want to be a partner. I want to be a promoter and I want to be a fighter for me to continue.”