Rumors of the potential UFC sale are finding their way into all parts of the sport. As more people try to grapple with the potential reality of the world's largest MMA promotion becoming a non-Zuffa property, we're starting to get a few more opinions as to just what they'd like that future to look like. Conor McGregor's coach John Kavanagh recently intimated that if the UFC is interested in selling, then his star fighter may be interested in getting a piece for himself.
In a recent interview with Fox Sports Live, hosts Jay & Dan put the question to Jon Jones as to whether he felt McGregor getting a stake in the UFC made sense. The short answer? No.
"No. No I don't," Jones stated when asked if he thought McGregor deserved a piece of the UFC. "The UFC has created Conor McGregor. I think sometimes he forgets that. But, he is a magnificent talent and we're all glad to have him as a part of the sport. He's bringing a lot of attention, and just so much more recognition. And at the end of the day, when he wins, we all win. So, I'm grateful for him."
Jones also spoke about his upcoming fight with Daniel Cormier, and their ongoing war of words, Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC, and a few other topics. So check it out.
UFC 200 goes down Saturday, July 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones. Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt will serve as the evening's co-main event. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more news and updates on the UFC's blockbuster PPV.