Conor McGregor Drops Bombshell on Fans Following UFC 205 Victory

Saturday Night’s UFC 205 card made history by smashing the UFC’s pay-per-view record. The record-breaking audience of 1.6 million fans watched as Conor McGregor made fast work of Alvarez by knocking him out early in the 2nd round. Another record was broken that night by McGregor, who became the first two-division (featherweight and lightweight) champion in UFC’s history.

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McGregor talked a big game in the pre-fight interviews, but he certainly backed-up the trash talk by utterly dominating in Saturday night’s fight. With this win under his belt, it’ll be hard for critics to claim that he isn’t the best fighter in the UFC. One of McGregor’s biggest critics, is Nate Diaz, who is also the only fighter that’s ever beaten McGregor. Diaz and his team have continuously accused McGregor of using steroids to help him move up the two weight classes that he needed to fight Diaz at UFC 196. McGregor was the first UFC fighter to move up two weight classes in just 3 short months, and many critics believe that he may have been using some type of performance enhancing drug at the time.

Luckily for Conor, the steroid accusations have died down in the past few months, but his easy win over Alvarez may reignite old accusations, especially if his next fight turns out to be against bitter rival, Nate Diaz. However, Nate Diaz could be waiting a long time, as McGregor made it clear in the post-fight interview that he was in no rush to get back into the octagon anytime soon.

During the post-fight Q&A, McGregor finally addressed a few of the announcements that he’d been hinting at on his social media in the weeks leading up to the fight. The biggest bombshell McGregor dropped was that he and his longtime girlfriend, Dee Devlin are expecting a baby early in 2017. He admitted that he was “crapping me jocks”, but he also said that the idea of being a father had put things into perspective for his professional career.

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After this major win, and the record-breaking audience that tuned in to UFC on Saturday, McGregor clearly knows his worth, and announced that he would not consider taking another fight until the new owners upped the ante, and started cutting him off a bigger piece of the pie. McGregor was clear in his request; he will not accept anything less than some type of equity or ownership in the company. He was quoted as saying “You want me to stick around and help service that debt and help push the company — bring me on board for real. Not just as this. I need to be set for life with this. If you want me to be truly in on this, I need to be all in on this, proper, as owner. Have an equity stake in the company. So that’s what I’m looking for.”