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Conor McGregor on equity demands for UFC return: ‘Everyone has a price’

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Speaking at the premiere of his feature film on Wednesday night in Dublin, Conor McGregor discussed how he wanted to be a “true partner” with the UFC when he makes his return to the Octagon.

In a follow-up promotional appearance for “Conor McGregor: Notorious” on RTE’s The Late Late Show on Friday night, the Irishman again talked about his efforts to get “equity” in the UFC.

The UFC lightweight champion stressed that he is currently in negotiation stages with the promotion and claimed that his experience from his boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather has given him bigger demands in terms of his asking price.

“Like I said, we’re in negotiation stage…a new deal is being talked about,” McGregor told Ryan Tubridy.

“The things that interest me now are equity and longevity — equity in the company and to be a part of the organization as a whole post-fight (career option) to promote.

“I was a promoter for the Mayweather fight,” McGregor continued. “I was on promoter money and fight money, which was the first time I was on that. So now, we’re in a new stage and we’re in the negotiation stage and we’ll see where it goes.

“Everyone has a price.”

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