Speaking to fans at a recent Q&A session in Chicago the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor said he would be willing to accept a co-headlining slot if Ultimate Fighting Championship offered him shares in the company.
I’m ready to fight, I’ve said that. No problem,” McGregor said, per BJPenn.com’s Mike Pendleton. “If the UFC wants me to slide into that co-main event slot and help, what that is, if I slide into the co-main event it’s boosting their brand over fighter rhetoric that they have. There’s no problem with that. If they want me to push that and I have no problem pushing that, give me my rightful shares in the UFC company. That’s all I ask. You can put me on the first fight of ESPN+ but just give me my shares. So, we’ll see what happens.”
Although McGregor didn’t mention an opponent, it’s expected that the 30-year-old will return to the Octagon in July. The Irishman last fought at UFC 229, where he was submitted by reigning lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov, in the main event.
McGregor was recently involved in an altercation with a man outside a nightclub in Miami and is expected to attend his first court hearing on April 10. The former ‘champ-champ’ is being sued for allegedly destroying the man’s phone.