When the UFC allowed Conor McGregor to cross over into boxing and cash in on a $100 Million payday, the old days of getting their biggest star to compete for peanuts went out the window.
McGregor told the world he had high expectations for any payday forthcoming, and it appears as if the UFC has relented on his demands.
In a new interview, UFC president Dana White confirmed that while McGregor is not an actual partner in the UFC, he’s about to get paid like he’s one.
“He’s not a part owner. He might as well be though. He’s making so much fucking money. He’s making so much fucking money he might as well be a part owner.”
Conor McGregor returns to action on October 6. He will face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC’s lightweight world title, in the UFC 229 main event.