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Conor McGregor can finally buy shares in UFC as Dana White sells stake and MMA promotion put on New York Stock Exchange

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CONOR MCGREGOR can finally get his hands on shares in the UFC after the promotion’s parent company went public.

On Thursday, Endeavour – formerly known as William Morris Endeavor – became a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Conor McGregor demanded he be given shares in the UFC after UFC 205[/caption]

UFC chief Dana White and Endeavour CEO Ari Emmanuel rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to officially take the sports, media, and entertainment company public.

Endeavour shares are currently priced at £17.25p ($24) a pop.

And at that price, McGregor – the richest athlete in mixed martial arts history – can buy a boatload of them.

After his historic victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 – where he became the first fighter in the promotion’s history to hold two belts simultaneously – McGregor revealed he wanted equity in the company.

After his destruction of Alvarez, McGregor told the media: “They’ve got to come talk to me now because no one’s came and talked to me since the sale has happened as a businessman.

“I’ve been approached as, ‘Hello’ and that type of stuff, but I’ve earned something.

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“Who owns the company now? People have shares. Celebrities. Conan O’Brien [and other celebrities] owns the UFC now.

“Where’s my share? Where’s my equity?

“If I’m the one that’s bringing this, they’ve got to come talk to me now.

“I’ve got both belts, family on the way. If you want me to stick around, if you want me to keep doing [this], let’s talk.

“But I want the ownership now. I want the equal share. I want what I deserve, what I’ve earned.”

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The Notorious can now buy as many shares as he wants in the UFC following Endeavour’s IPO[/caption]

McGregor, 32, will be back in action on July 10 in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.

The Irishman’s second outing of the year – which will take place in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena – will see him lock horns with Dustin Poirier in a trilogy match.

The UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion suffered a devastating second-round KO loss to the fan favourite in January at UFC 257.

And he’s vowed to exact revenge on the former interim lightweight champion in brutal fashion.

After the official announcement of the series decider, the Dubliner told ESPN: “I signed my bout agreement this morning.

“I’m going to rip the game a new a**hole July 10. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!”

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