- New UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor revealed some personal news following his UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez, revealing that he and his girlfriend are expecting their first child in 2017. Of course, as only "Notorious" can, he also asked for a piece of the UFC after becoming the first fighter to hold multiple titles at the same time in the promotion.
The 28-year-old has set new UFC benchmarks in his past few fights, including breaking the live gate for Madison Square Garden Saturday. He believes his contract should reflect his worth.
"I feel I've outworn the previous contract," McGregor said. "Now it's time for the real. I know I'm the highest paid already, but when I'm looking at what they're taking in, that list that (former UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta) compiled to show the new owners, that's like the gospel right there. That's proof of what I bring. You want me to come around, stick around and service that debt and continue to push, bring me on board for real. Not just as this. I need to be set for life for this. If you want me to be truly in on this then I need to be all-in on this, proper. That's a stake in the company."
- The numbers came back for UFC 205 and they were historic, as the event generated a live gate of $17.7 million. That set both a new UFC record and broke the mark for any event at Madison Square Garden. This was the first time since New York legalized MMA that the UFC held an event at the historic venue.
Conor McGregor became the first-ever two-division UFC champion, knocking out Eddie Alvarez. Both the welterweight and strawweight titles were also defended. McGregor and Yoel Romero earned "Performance of the Night" bonuses, while Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson were named "Fight of the Night." All four earned an additional $50,000.
- And with a simple post on social media, Conor McGregor solidified his status as the top fighter in MMA right now. He joins BJ Penn and Randy Couture as the only men to be UFC champion in multiple weight classes, but he is the first to do it at the same time.
The champ champ pic.twitter.com/iprUKL0Ldx— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 13, 2016
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