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Conor McGregor Says He Wants an Ownership Stake in the UFC Now

November 13, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Conor McGregor spoke last night (via MMAjunkie) following his UFC lightweight title win at UFC 205, which made him a double champion. Some highlights are below:

On wanting a stake in the UFC: “They’ve got to come talk to me now because no one’s came and talked to me since the sale has happened as a businessman. I’ve been approached as, ‘Hello’ and that type of stuff, but I’ve earned something. Who owns the company now? People have shares. Celebrities. Conan O’Brien owns the UFC now. Where’s my share? Where’s my equity? If I’m the one that’s bringing this, they’ve got to come talk to me now. I’ve got both belts, family on the way. If you want me to stick around, if you want me to keep doing (this), let’s talk. But I want the ownership now. I want the equal share. I want what I deserve, what I’ve earned.”

On wanting to be paid more: “I feel I’ve outworn the previous contract. Now it’s time for the real. I know I’m the highest paid already, but when I’m looking at what they’re taking in, that list that (former UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta) compiled to show the new owners, that’s like the gospel right there. That’s proof of what I bring. You want me to come around, stick around and service that debt and continue to push, bring me on board for real. Not just as this. I need to be set for life for this. If you want me to be truly in on this then I need to be all-in on this, proper. That’s a stake in the company.”

On having a daughter on the way and his next fight: “Twenty-eight is young, so we’ll see. Fresh, I am. Not a bother on me. I could go again. I honestly could go again no problem. I’m just going to go chill for a bit, enjoy these two belts and that’s it. I could keep going, but I’m aware of my worth. I’ve got a family on the way, I’ve got a kid on the way, and I’m coming for mine now.”

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Conor McGregor, UFC, UFC 205, Jeremy Thomas