McGregor delays UFC 197 announcement because of insufficient pay-check

Brazilian outlet Globo reported that the UFC 197 announcement was delayed because featherweight champion Conor McGregor demanded more money.

Despite reports earlier this week, it appears the UFC 197 main event between Conor Mcgregor and Rafael dos Anjos is anything but official.

According to Globo, the UFC was supposed to announce the main and co-main event of the upcoming Pay-Per-View event in March during the Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins halftime last Sunday, but were forced to delay it because McGregor is yet to sign the fight contract to compete against lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

The report also specifically mentioned that McGregor seemingly demanded more money from the promotion, which led to the delay in the announcement.