As we already know, last month former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor announced via his twitter account that he’s retiring from the sport known as Mixed Martial Arts, after the Irish said he wants two things – share of UFC and not to fight on a co-main event.
“The Notorious” is spot on about his place under the limelight, but it seems his boss is not willing to give the 31-year-old fighter a “piece of the pie”.
Asked, if we should consider McGregor to be retired from the UFC, White answered the only way he was supposed to.
“No,” White told 8 Las Vegas. “I think there’s some things that Conor wants. I think that Conor wants to get together, face-to-face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks to get this thing figured out. He’s stuck on this thing where he wants a piece of the ownership. I think there’s other ways we can make him happy.”
“Michael Jordan never owned a piece of the NBA,” the UFC president added.
In fact, it will be shocking if Conor never returns in the Octagon, because there are at least two fights (and a whole lot of cash) to be made – a rematch with the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.