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Conor McGregor now wants to own a piece of the UFC

UFCBy Sunday World
McGregor now has his sights set on owning some of the UFC
McGregor now has his sights set on owning some of the UFC

Conor McGregor has just completed one of his aims, and he immediately set his sights on another.

A flurry of punches finished off a commanding win over lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, making 'Notorious' the first fighter to hold two belts at the same time in the promotion.

But in the same press conference where he confirmed he was going to become a father next year, McGregor also outlined what he wants to do next.

"They've got to come talk to me now because no one has come talk to me since the sale has happened," he said of the new owners. "I mean who owns the company now? People have shares in the company now, celebrities. Conan O'Brien owns the UFC now so where's my share? Where's my equity?

"I'm the one who's bringing this. They've got to come talk to me now. That's all I know. I have both belts, a chunk of money, I've got a little family on the way. You want me to stick around, to keep doing what I'm doing, let's talk. But I want ownership now."

The full figures for how successful UFC 205 was have yet to be revealed but the gate alone brought in $17.7 million to the organisation that changed hands for over $4billion earlier this year.

Dana White hinted earlier this week that the pay-per-views for the organisation's first New York city show would top 1.65m buys (the amount sold for McGregor/Diaz 2).

That will bring in a boatload of cash for both the UFC and McGregor, but it seems the featherweght and lightweight champ now fancies getting a slice of the company's pie.