Former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor will be in the UFC for quite a while. On Thursday, it was confirmed that “The Notorious” has signed a new eight-fight deal with the company.
While the monetary terms of the said deal have not been specified, an ESPN report states that it will include McGregor’s ‘Proper Twelve’ whiskey as a sponsor for every event that the Irishman fights in.
According to UFC president Dana White, drafting up a new deal for his most prized fighter on the roster was not a difficult task.
”It’s not hard to do a deal with Conor McGregor because we know what he’s worth,” White said.
As for his whiskey sponsorship, McGregor assured the presence of his brand will be felt at all times, particularly its logo on the Octagon like how the UFC does with major sponsors.
”You bet your bollocks it is,” McGregor said when asked about the logo placement on the Octagon. “On the canvas. On the canvas. Like [Nurmagomedev’s] blood will be on the canvas.”
McGregor will be breaking is almost two-year UFC absence on October 6th at UFC 229, when he challenges Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title.