Conor McGregor said leading up to his showdown with Eddie Alvarez that he had a "big announcement" planned for after the fight. Many speculations were tossed around, but nobody thought of a fairly obvious one: money.
McGregor, after scoring yet another beautiful TKO at UFC 205 on Saturday, said afterward that he has spent enough time playing games, it's time for the real money to come rolling in.
"If you want to come at me, if you want me to stick around and help service that debt and continue to push the company, bring me on board -- for real," McGregor said at the post-fight press conference. "I need to be set for life for this. If you want me to be truly on on board, then I need to be all-in on this proper, as an owner, and have an equity stake in the company. That's what I'm looking for."
That certainly sounds like a man ready to hold out for a bigger contract. As the biggest star in the sport -- and maybe in all of sports -- McGregor knows the value that brings to the table. Holding two belts at the same time doesn't hurt either.
"They've got to come talk to me now," McGregor said. "Both belts. Money. I want the ownership now. If we're going to keep doing this, let's talk, but I want an equal share. I want what I've deserved, what I've earned."
McGregor alluded to the new ownership of UFC and the reported $4 billion price tag that came along with it. The Irishman also noted he's going to take some time to enjoy the moment and that he's also expecting a child early next year with girlfriend Dee Devlin.