Throughout the duration of his monumental meteoric rise to the top of the sport, reigning UFC featherweight champion the “Notorious” Conor McGregor has established himself as the promotion’s biggest draw. Aside from serving as the face of the company, the brash Irishman has repeatedly stated that he’s on his way to being ‘neck and neck’ with the UFC brass in terms of the promotional hierarchy.
While McGregor may seem outlandish at times, he truly believes in his star power and it shows within his words and his actions. With that being said, it’s an interesting time for the Dublin native given the constantly swirling rumors of a potential sale of the UFC.
“John Kavanagh, the coach of Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, has said he expects that the sport’s breakout athlete would ask for a stake in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) if it was sold.”
“With rumours circulating of a $4.2 billion UFC sale, Kavanagh raised the prospect of McGregor seeking equity from any new owner.”
“Conor will have thought of this and I am sure, when he is sitting down with his new overlords, he will have that conversation,” Kavanagh said.”
McGregor is coming off of the first loss of his Octagon career after being submitted by Nate Diaz in the main event of March 5’s UFC 196, although his name value hasn’t diminished. In fact, the Irishman’s upcoming rematch with Diaz at August 20’s UFC 202 is expected to do massive numbers in terms of pay-per-view sales.