Some people have speculated that Conor McGregor has abruptly retired because the UFC has refused to meet his demands to get an ownership stake in the company and now Dana White has explained why that’s the case.
In an interview with KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, White revealed that he’s going to be meeting with McGregor in the next fortnight or so to try and establish what it is he wants.
“I think that there’s some things that Conor wants, and I think that Conor wants to get together face to face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks, and we’ll get this thing figured out,” White told KLAS-TV.
“Listen, who gets respected more than Conor McGregor does? Come on. The guy’s never been disrespected, definitely not by me. And he’s got a lot of money, too.
“But he’s stuck on this thing where he wants a piece of the ownership, and that’s just – if you look at basketball, Michael Jordan didn’t own a piece of the (NBA), and the list goes on and on. Is Conor very valuable to the sport and to the brand, the UFC? Of course he is. That’s a tough one, but I think there’s other ways that we can make him happy.”