Conor McGregor Made History, But At The Same Time Dropped This Bomb On Live TV
Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their fight at UFC 205 becoming the first-ever UFC fighter to hold two titles simultaneously, but that’s not what everyone’s talking about.
The Irishman made a couple of bombshell announcements, unrelated to his fight at Madison Square Garden, that got everyone talking. He revealed that he is going to become a father and unequivocally declared that he’s going to withdraw from the public eye.
“There’s a few bombshells I wanted to hit but then it was like ‘do I do it or don’t do it?’ One announcement, I’m going to be a daddy early next year,” McGregor said. “I’m crapping me jocks, I’m not going to lie. I don’t even know what way to take it. It’s messing with me head because I don’t want to be bringing a child into this. I don’t even want to do the celebrity type (expletive). I hate all that. I don’t want my family to be like that.”
“I’m just going to have this baby, take a little bit of time and see what way I feel after that.”
He also revealed that becoming a father has put his professional career into perspective, which is why he’s looking to get his due. While getting equity in the UFC, which sold for $4.2 billion recently, could prove difficult, we understand where he’s coming from; after all, he’s been the face of UFC for quite some time now.
“They’ve got to come talk to me now. Cause no one has come talk to me since the sale happened as a businessman. I’ve been approached as a ‘hello’ and that type of stuff but I’ve earned something. Who owns the company now? There’s people that have shares in the company, celebrities, Conan O’Brien owns the UFC now. So, where’s my share? Where’s my equity?” McGregor said.
“If I’m the one that’s bringing this. They’ve got to come talk to me now, that’s all I know. I’ve got both belts, a chunk of money, a little family on the way. You want me to stick around, you want me to keep doing what I’m doing, let’s talk, but I want ownership. I want an equal share. I want what I deserve, what I’ve earned.”
Given that UFC just pulled in $17 million at the gate and it’s about to break its all-time pay-per-view record, it’s really no wonder McGregor is looking for a larger chunk of the profit. Company shareholders have yet to respond to his request.