Conor McGregor may be able to get a share of the UFC ownership pie after all, and he won’t have to fight Mark Wahlberg or Conan O’Brien for them either.
Action superstar Sylvester Stallone, who also has stake in ownership with UFC, recently told TMZ Sports that Conor “absolutely” deserved a piece of the ownership. And when prompted by the interviewer if he would be willing to share some of his, Sly said, “Of course. I got an extra room in the house.”
UFC president Dana White hasn’t been too big on the idea of allowing “Notorious” to have any stock in the business. And it’s a wise move as far as business ethics is concerned, as having a fighter who is actively competing also have a stake in the company probably wouldn’t go over too well with everyone on the UFC roster is concerned.
Interestingly enough, Stallone got his UFC shares for being a client with Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG, who purchased UFC for over $4 billion a few years ago. But in an interesting twist, Sly recently switched agents, moving over to WME-IMG’s biggest cross-town rival, CAA.
Perhaps that’s why “Rocky” has no issues forking over some of his UFC shares to the fiery Irishman. That said, should McGregor ever retire from the combat game for good, then perhaps Dana White and Co. would be more open to allowing him to be part owner of the promotion since he will no longer be fighting.
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