Conor McGregor is determined to get his hands on some shares in UFC.
Having knocked out Eddie Alvarez to become the first ever UFC fighter to hold two belts across two divisions, the Dublin-born fighter reiterated his desire to gain a share in the company he's helped bring along over the past two years.
However, he may now get his chance thanks to one of the company's celebrity investors – Mark Wahlberg.
Wahlberg, along with the likes of Tom Brady, Sly Stallone and Conan O'Brien all bought shares in UFC back in July and the 45-year-old actor has extended his hand to McGregor.
Having been spotted in Beverly Hills, Wahlberg told TMZ in a very Harry Redknapp-esque style that he would be willing to cut the Irishman into his own share as a way of thanking him for developing the company with his profile.
"Well, you know, he's got to cut the check like everyone else. In fact, you know what, I'll give him a piece of mine for free because he is the face of the UFC right now. He deserves that," Wahlberg said.
"He's a hustler like me, so there's probably plenty of other opportunities for us to make money elsewhere."
Wahlberg certainly has a point there. Going into business with McGregor would be a smart move for anybody as there would almost certainly be rewards down the line.
McGregor is still uncertain about what he wants to do in terms of his career. With a baby on the way he expressed a desire to keep his young family away from the limelight and may opt to go into another form of business to keep ensure the money keeps coming in.
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