Now that Conor McGregor has captured the UFC lightweight championship to create history, many have been wondering what his next step will be in the organisation.
A lot had been made of the announcements he was set to make after dethroning Eddie Alvarez in Madison Square Garden, and one of the things he revealed in the post-fight press conference is that he’s set to become a father early next year, as many predicted.
However, most of the focus fell on what the Irishman wanted to do next, not in terms of future opponents, but he explained to the press that he deserves more from the organisation, and he already has his eye on something valuable – the company.
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Since the $4 billion sale of the company to WME-IMG, it was widely reported that a handful of celebrities have shares in the UFC, including the likes of Ben Affleck, Tom Brady and Serena Williams.
Notorious wants in on this, claiming if the UFC want him to stick around, he was an equal share as well.
He said: “They’ve got to come and talk to me now, because no-one’s come to talk 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, I’ve earned something. Like, I mean, who owns the company now?
“People have shares in the company, celebrities, Conan O’Brien owns the UFC nowadays, 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; that’s all I know.
“I’ve got both belts, a chunk of money, a little family on the way; you want me to stick around? Do you want me to keep doing what I’m doing? Let’s talk, but I want the ownership, I want the equal share, I want what I deserve, what I’ve earnt, so there’s a little announcement for you.”
He’s proven time and time again just how much of a valuable asset he is the company, and if he’s seriously interested in taking a share, it won’t be a surprise to see him get a slice of the pie in the near future.
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