Upon becoming the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion, Conor McGregor had one demand for his efforts. Before making any future move, as far as his career goes, “The Notorious” says he should be given a piece of the company, first.
“If you want me to stick around, if you want me to keep doing what I’m doing, let’s talk. But I want ownership now,” McGregor said during the UFC 205 post-fight presser. “I want equal share. I want what I deserve.”
Since the UFC was sold in July to investors from WME-IMG, a number of celebrity figures who are represented by the company also bought a small stake for themselves. One of them being Hollywood A-Lister Mark Wahlberg, who is also known to be a long-time fight fan.
TMZ recently caught up with the 45-year-old actor, and was asked about what he thought about McGregor’s demands. Wahlberg, without batting an eyelash, says he is willing to give away a piece of his shares.
“Cut the check,” Wahlberg said. “As a matter of fact, I’ll give him a piece of mine, because you know what, he’s the face of the UFC right now. But also, in business, you gotta cut the check.”