Conor McGregor has followed through on his bold claims yet again, taking the lightweight belt off Eddie Alvarez with ease and becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts at once. It was a powerful moment that will go down in Madison Square Garden history, but at the UFC 205 post-event press conference, reporters were already more interested in learning what was next for the Notorious one.
McGregor had promised he’d make a big announcement after the fight, and what he said will definitely impact his future and that of the UFC.
“One announcement, I’m gonna be a daddy early next year,” he revealed. “I’m crapping my jocks, I’m not gonna lie. I don’t even know what way to take it, it’s kinda messing with my head because I don’t want to be bringing a child into this. I don’t want no celebrity type show, I hate all that. I don’t want my family to be like that. So that’s kind of a little thing in my head. So I’m just gonna have this baby, take a little time, and see what way I feel after that.”
That may sound like McGregor is planning on disappearing for the foreseeable future (he later said the baby was due in May). But McGregor made it clear that he was ready to fight again … if the UFC was willing to cut him in on the company. This isn’t the first time he’s talked about getting some major equity in the fight promotion. And just like with the two titles, he seriously plans on getting what he wants.
“There’s not a f**king thing wrong with me, so I can keep going all day. But I’m aware of my worth, and now I’ve got a family. Now I’ve got a kid on the way. So I’m coming for mine now if you want me back.”
“They gotta come talk to me now. Cuz no one’s come talk to me since the sale has happened. As a businessman I’ve been approached like ‘Hello’ and that type of stuff, but I’ve earned something. I mean, who owns the company now. People have shares in the company, celebrities. Conan O’Brien owns the UFC nowadays, so where’s my share? Where’s my equity? If I’m the one that’s bringing this, they’ve gotta come talk to me now.”