Dana White has responded to Conor McGregor’s latest demand.
Make no mistake about it, the UFC President has no concerns about a power struggle with UFC lightweight champion as he works on getting the biggest fighter in the world back in the octagon for his next fight.
White has gone on record that McGregor will fight interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson next. There was some speculation that McGregor may fight his arch rival Nate Diaz for a trilogy fight as both fighters hold a win over each other. That is not the case.
McGregor raised eyebrows earlier this week when he declared he wouldn't return to the UFC unless he’s a co-promoter for the event.
“We’ll see,” McGregor said. “We’re in the process of negotiations, there’s a couple of opponents across different sports now in play, there’s the boxing game also.
“We’re in the contract negotiation stage,” McGregor said. “It’s got to, they’ve got to entice me now because, I came from a billion-dollar fight.
"I want equity, I want pay-per-view. I want to be a true partner. You have to entice me now. I want to be a partner. I want to be a promoter and I want to be a fighter for me to continue.”
As seen in the past, McGregor usually gets what he wants when he demands it. McGregor has not been seen in the world famous Octagon since last November at UFC 205 when he won the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez. McGregor then fought in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor knows how to use the media to his advance as he can twist a narrative in his favor and put pressure on the UFC to make a move. White is fully understanding of the process and said he has complete confidence a deal will come together.
“As we go into negotiations with Conor there’s always all kinds of crazy stuff out there,” White said at today’s UFC 217 news conference (transcript courtesy of MMA Junkie). “We always get deals done with Conor. Conor has been easy to deal with, and we’ll get it done.”
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