MARK WAHLBERG OFFERS CONOR MCGREGOR A PIECE OF HIS STAKE IN THE UFC. (Video)
“He’s a movie waiting to happen so why not?” Those were the words of Mark Wahlberg when asked why he would want to do business with the notorious one. After dethroning Eddie Alvarez in spectacular fashion at UFC 205 to become the 1st UFC fighter in history to hold more than one belt, Conor McGregor made it clear what he was looking for in his next fight.
“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,” said McGregor. “I need to be set for life for this. If you want me to be truly 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.”
After naming some of the celebrities that were recently unveiled celebrities as those with part ownership in the company, including Tom Brady, Ben Affleck, Sylvester Stallone, Conan O’Brien, the UFC’s most high profile fighter feels he, more than any other, deserves to be a part of that group. Because no matter how you may feel about him, he has helped take the UFC to a whole new Level.
“I’ve earned something,” McGregor said. “I’ve earned, I mean, who owns the company now? There’s people who have shares in the company, celebrities, Conan O’Brien owns the UFC now, so, where’s my share? Where’s my equity? I’m the one that’s banking this.”
Well, according to one of those new celebrity owners, the Irishman is more than welcome to part of his share.
“Cut the check,” Mark Wahlberg to TMZ. “As a matter of fact I’ll give him a piece of my share because he is the face of the UFC right now. He deserves that. He’s a hustler like me, so there’s probably a lot of opportunities for us to go out and make money together.”