Dana White Addresses Conor Mcgregor’s UFC Ownership Demand
Conor Mcgregor scored the lightweight title when he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 back in 2016, that saw him becoming the first fighter in the history of UFC to hold two-weight-class titles simultaneously which drew a reported gate of $17.7 million. After the historic win, Irishman intent on tilting the financial arrangement between himself and UFC even further in his favor.
Moreover, McGregor’s rematch win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202 also reportedly drew 1,650,000 buys. White indicated in a presser of UFC 205 that this event would surpass this number.
At that time UFC sold for an eye-popping $4.2B to WME-IMG a Hollywood entertainment conglomerate and McGregor bluntly stated his term that he’s asking what’s his, an ownership stake in the company.
So whats this about Mcgregor’s demand for an ownership stake in UFC. On Tuesday UFC president Dana White discussed the Irishman’s new deal following the Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. (Via MMAnytt)
“He’s not a part owner. He might as well be though,” White said with a laugh when speaking on Tuesday night. “He’s making so much f–king money.
“He’s making so much f–king money he might as well be a part owner.”
Last year in his highly anticipated boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor Mcgregor made one hell of a paycheck after that Irishman went on record to say that promotion has to entice him for Octagon return.
No doubt UFC become increasingly reliant on Irishman to deliver revenue, and he knows his worth. Wonder why so many fighters want to fight on the same card as Mcgregor is on.
Mcgregor is finally returning to UFC Octagon as he’ll be challenging Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title in the main headliner of UFc 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas. Bringing him back to Octagon was not an easy task, of course, UFC must have offered him a hefty paycheck for that.