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Report: Conor McGregor seeking equity, expected to ask for stake in UFC sale

Esther Lin

Is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for sale?

That depends on who you ask. Some reports already have the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion bagged and tagged, while officials -- like UFC President Dana White -- insist it's much ado about nothing. But if a sale does go down, expect a "Notorious" bidder to make his move.

From Sunday Business Post:

John Kavanagh, the coach of Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, has said he expects that the sport's breakout athlete would ask for a stake in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) if it was sold.

With rumours circulating of a $4.2 billion UFC sale, Kavanagh raised the prospect of McGregor seeking equity from any new owner.

"Conor will have thought of this and I am sure, when he is sitting down with his new overlords, he will have that conversation," Kavanagh said.

If Lois Einhorn is Ray Finkle, then Conor McGregor is ... Brantley Foster?

The reigning UFC featherweight champion is the highest paid MMA fighter on the roster (for now) and could strengthen his lead with a big turnout for the upcoming UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) event in August, when he rematches welterweight nemesis Nate Diaz.

Maybe this was "The Answer" all along?

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