White: McGregor May Get UFC Ownership Stake
One of the biggest questions following Conor McGregor’s foray into pro boxing this Saturday is: after Mayweather, will he ever return to the UFC?
Both McGregor and UFC President Dana White have been adamant that the lightweight champion will indeed come back to the cage, possibly as soon as December of this year. But given the amount of money McGregor will make on August 26, the Irishman will likely be demanding a heavy pay increase if he is to fight for the UFC again.
Luckily, White is well aware of that fact.
“I have a feeling we’re going to have that conversation,” White told MMAjunkie. “And I don’t mind it. I welcome that conversation. He deserves it.”
Following McGregor’s last UFC performance, a second world title win against Eddie Alvarez in November, the now two-time champion did not simply talk about wishing for a heftier contract. He said that he wants a stake of the company.
One would assume that the UFC President would not be receptive to one of his fighters asking for equity, but McGregor is not like any fighter the UFC has ever seen.
“It’s never been done, but anything is possible,” White said. “There’s a lot of people who feel like they’re worth this, and they’re worth that – we know what this kid’s worth.”