McGregor Wants Equity To Fight On Co-Main
Conor McGregor is willing to fight in the co-main event of a UFC card, but it’ll come at a cost.
“I’m ready to fight,” McGregor said last weekend.
“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.”
Following his win at UFC 205 in 2016, McGregor has been pushing for a stake in the UFC, and has continued to call for the shares with the WME-IMG purchase in 2017 and his super-fight with Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
While it has not happened, McGregor’s Proper Twelve Whiskey was an official sponsor for UFC events beginning with McGregor’s return at UFC 229.
Initial Report: MMA Fighting