Conor McGregor has dollar signs in his eyes after the UFC entered into rumoured negotiations about the sale of the company.
The Notorious One, who is the highest-earning UFC star ever, being the first fighter from the promotion to make Forbes' highest paid athlete list, is eyeing up a potential ownership stake in the UFC - looking to capitalize on some uncertainty following the promotion and nab himself some equity.
Jon Jones has seen this and the interim light heavyweight champion is not impressed, putting McGregor back in his place in a recent interview.
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In a recent interview with Fox Sports Live, Jones was asked if McGregor should be afforded a stake in the company. His answer was very precise.
According to Jones, the Irishman was made by the UFC - they turned him into a star rather than McGregor making the UFC bigger - and he would do well to remember that and stay in his lane.
"No. No I don't," Jones stated. "The UFC has created Conor McGregor. I think sometimes he forgets that. But, he is a magnificent talent and we're all glad to have him as a part of the sport."
"He's bringing a lot of attention, and just so much more recognition. And at the end of the day, when he wins, we all win. So, I'm grateful for him."
So, while obviously not exactly being a harsh verbal beatdown, 'Bones' is very steadfast in his position that there is absolutely no way that McGregor should become a co-owner in the UFC.
While you have to tip your hat to Conor for even trying something like this, the temerity shown is incredible, it is a bit unfair to the fighters who work just as hard as he does.
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