Conor McGregor wants a piece of the UFC.
Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion is on top of the world right now.
UFC president Dana White has been open about the special treatment he has given McGregor over the last few years due to his performance and ability to draw on PPV (pay-per-view).
You are always going to have unsatisfied employees, and the UFC is no different as they have a few fighters who have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with how they are being treated.
If you recall, McGregor demanded an ownership stake in the UFC when he won the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016 at Madison Square Garden.
McGregor then took part in the biggest fight of his career as well as of 2017 when he met boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a boxing showdown last August.
White recent addressed the possibility of giving McGregor part ownership of the UFC in a recent interview (quotes via MMA Mania):
“He’s not a part owner,” White said. “He might as well be though. He’s making so much ******* money. He’s making so much ******* money he might as well be a part owner.”
McGregor is slated to fight UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at the upcoming UFC 229 pay-per-view event that is set to take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.
It’s well known by now that McGregor and several members of his entourage decided it was a good idea to fly from Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, which is the site of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
McGregor and his crew were let in by members of MacLife and they made their way down to where the buses were.
This is when everything went down as McGregor started throwing trash cans, chairs, barricades and other items at the buses. It was pure chaos, to say the least.
As a result of this incident, it led to three fights being pulled from the card as two fighters suffered injuries.
In July, he agreed to a plea deal that will have a record of guilty of disorderly conduct charge, which will see him do five days of community service, anger management classes and have to pay restitution for the damage to the bus.