It is no secret that former UFC champion Conor McGregor has ranted about wanting to get a share of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, something that has drawn divided opinions. In the eyes of some, it is an outrageous demand, but actor Sylvester Stallone believes it is something he deserves.

In a report from TMZ Sports, the actor best known for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa said that McGregor absolutely deserves an ownership stake in the UFC. And while most would initially consider it as not serious, the 72-year-old seems to be set on this and is even willing to work with him to make it happen. Should he hold true to his word, it will be interesting if the influence of Stallone would be enough to convince UFC president Dana White – someone who had already said that The Notorious’ demands will not happen, MMA Fighting reported.

The last time McGregor's name was in the headlines was in reports that White would be meeting with the Irishman. The UFC Top Brass revealed plans of sitting down with the Irishman in what most perceived was a move to possibly talk some sense into the former two-division UFC champion. He believes that there are other ways to make McGregor happy even if he did retire unceremoniously – something tied to the whole UFC ownership rant.

“I think there’s some things that Conor wants. I think that Conor wants to get together, face-to-face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks to get this thing figured out. He’s stuck on this thing where he wants a piece of the ownership. I think there’s other ways we can make him happy,” White said in an interview with 8 News in Las Vegas.

As things stand, nothing has been moving on this issue. Some believe that it will eventually die down and the McGregor will return. In fact, the Irishman did tease something on social media and most are now awaiting if he is ready to unretired.

“I hear you but I love it dearly. If I am being honest with myself I don’t think I will ever be able to fully walk away from fighting. We are all fighters in this world and each of us will be fighting for the rest of our time here. So why not do it live on PPV baby. Pop a bottle!” said McGregor on his Twitter account.

Several names have cropped up to fight Conor McGregor next. The list includes Donald Cerrone and Dustin Poirier. But Stallone’s recently jab could rekindle that UFC ownership brouhaha and spurn all plans to see McGregor back in the cage.