UFC fans will not be able to see Conor McGregor compete inside the Octagon for the promotion for a couple more weeks yet because he is still suspended.
McGregor is suspended until April 6 for his involvement in the brawl following his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 last November.
Notorious has already stated that he's in negotiations with the UFC for a fight in July, and that he's staying ready to go.
Recent reports, however, have stated that while McGregor is tipped to fight Donald Cerrone next, talks have been halted because UFC wanted him to fight in a co-main event slot, something which he reportedly didn't want.
During a recent Q&A session in Chicago, via BJPenn.com’s Mike Pendleton, the former UFC Lightweight Champion explained that he would be willing to fight in a co-main event slot, but only if one condition was met.
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McGregor wanted his fair share in the UFC company.
He said: “I’m ready to fight, I’ve said that. No problem. If the UFC wants me to slide into that co-main event slot and help, what that is, if I slide into the co-main event it’s boosting their brand over fighter rhetoric that they have.
"There’s no problem with that. If they want me to push that and I have no problem pushing that, give me my rightful shares in the UFC company. That’s all I ask. You can put me on the first fight of ESPN+ but just give me my shares. So, we’ll see what happens.”
This isn't the first time which Notorious has stated that he wants a share in the company, as he has been vocal about it since UFC 205 when he became the promotion’s first ever simultaneous two-weight world champion.
We've already seen evidence as well that UFC is willing to be business partners with McGregor, as, during his fight with Khabib, his Proper 12 Whiskey brand was plastered on the canvas of the Octagon for the fight.
It will be interesting to see over the next few months if UFC is willing to meet the demands of McGregor in order to get him back into the Octagon as soon as possible.News Now - Sport News