'I got an extra room in the house': Sylvester Stallone happy to share UFC equity with Conor McGregor
McGregor has called on the UFC bosses to make him a part-owner in the organization, which was purchased by Endeavor for $4 billion dollars back in 2016.
The Irishman first hinted at his desire to become a part-owner in the UFC after he became a two-division world champion at UFC 205 in November 2016. But the UFC has resisted his repeated calls to cut him in on the ownership pie.
More recently, McGregor has turned to some of the high-profile A-listers who form a group of minority shareholders in the organization, using his social media to challenge them for their share in the company.
Over the last couple of months McGregor has made tongue-in-cheek offers to fight Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg and US talk show host Conan O'Brien for their shares.Also on rt.com Talk about mismatch: McGregor challenges 'actress' Mark Wahlberg to fight for UFC shares
Challenge accepted Conan!I’ll whoop you and Walhberg in the same night. Double shares for the Double Champ! https://t.co/lFvVEb41Eh— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 2, 2019
But now another high-profile minority shareholder has stepped in to offer McGregor some help in his apparent quest to become a UFC shareholder.
When collared by TMZ Sports' roving cameras, Stallone was asked if he would be prepared to share some of his equity with 'The Notorious' MMA star.
"Absolutely. Of course," Stallone grinned. "I got an extra room in the house."
McGregor hasn't fought in the UFC since his UFC 229 defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, after which he was suspended for his part in the ugly scenes that followed the contest.
The defeat to Nurmagomedov was his first bout inside the octagon since his win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in 2016.
He was subsequently stripped of both the featherweight and lightweight UFC world titles due to his failure to defend either belt.