It's not about "lining other fighters pockets", I meant future earnings, by them gaining exposure. It's about bringing attention to them, and building them up. Something the UFC has struggled to do, using someone like McGregor as a vehicle is one of their only avenues to do so. And ok, you guys point to two cards as examples as to why it makes sense, yes, Conor sells any card, I know this, and as for 205, the Woodley/Wonderboy didn't pan out, and I think JJ took a huge boost by being on that card. If every top earner demanded this you don't have a UFC 217, arguably one of the best cards of all time, and you wind up with a boxing situation, where no casual gives a **** about the undercard, no matter how much the hardcore fans care. And the top earner become richer, while the undercarders get less, it's funny with all this talk of fighter pay the past year or two. If the UFC gives in, Conor retires, and there's next to no one to pass the torch to. Unless someone comes organically. Having other PPV earners on the card shouldn't mean anything. He should get his guaranteed points no matter what everyone else gets, that's what he should be negotiating for, not hogging the spotlight and refusing to bring his fellow fighters up.