- Conor McGregor wants shares of the UFC before fighting again for the company.
- Conan O’Brien, who has a small ownership stake in the company, jokingly offered to fight McGregor for the shares.
- McGregor was quick to accept O’Brien’s challenge on Twitter.
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Conor McGregor might have found a solution to his financial disputes with the UFC, with a little help from Conan O’Brien and Mark Wahlberg.
At the crux of McGregor’s dispute with the UFC is his desire for shares of the company. McGregor believes the value he has added to the fighting brand is worth an ownership stake, but UFC president Dana White seems to disagree.
For those eager to see McGregor back in the Octagon, the solution seems simple – give him a stake in the company and get on with it, but White has not budged yet in his negotiations.
With White refusing to give him shares, McGregor took a new tact in getting a piece of the company, challenging minority owner Mark Wahlberg to a fight for his shares in April.
That fight still hasn’t come to fruition, but Conan O’Brien, who also owns a small stake in the company, recently offered McGregor a similar deal.
Approached by TMZ Sports, O’Brien said he’d be willing to give McGregor his shares, but that he’d have to fight him for them.
While O’Brien is clearly joking, McGregor was quick to accept the offer on Twitter, saying that he would fight him and Wahlberg on the same night.
Challenge accepted Conan!
I’ll whoop you and Walhberg in the same night.
Double shares for the Double Champ! https://t.co/lFvVEb41Eh
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 2, 2019
While these fights will never actually come to fruition, McGregor is using them to stoke the flames of his potential return to the UFC while also reminding the company of his ownership demands.
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