Since Conor McGregor began gaining momentum in the UFC, McGregor has been asking for more and more when it comes to demands for fights.
When it came to negotiations with the UFC for his UFC 196 lightweight scrap with Conor McGregor, there were reports that McGregor had been asking for a 7-figure contract. McGregor then showed up late to the UFC 196 press conference, which lead many to wonder if McGregor was trying to send a message to the UFC brass.
McGregor spoke to Severe MMA to discuss those rumors:
“It’s all horse sh*t, that is. I have a great relationship with Lorenzo and a great relationship with Dana. Don’t get me wrong, I’m climbing that corporate ladder every day and we will be neck and neck. Maybe somewhere along the line, I will take that lion’s share. But we will always be together. Loyalty is what I have. They gave me this. They are helping me with this and I am helping them. We are a team.”
“I’m not trying to break out. I’m just trying to grow, be eye to eye and get my share of the f*ckin’ pie and that’s it. And they know that. I say that straight off the bat. But I will always be in association with Zuffa and the great team at the UFC. It’s an honor to grow along with this company.”