The undefeated 27-year-old featherweight has quickly become one of the faces of the Paramount Global-owned company, but the two sides remain far apart when it comes to a new contract that would keep him beyond his current obligations under a champion’s clause in his current deal.
“They did [try to re-sign me],” McKee said on The MMA Hour. “I had already fought previously for a million dollars. I feel I should never have to see anything under a million dollars again, especially with the achievements I’ve accomplished. Every time I step in that cage, there’s an ‘O’ on my record.
“For me to go backwards, anything under a million, I feel it’s just not reasonable. We were at like [$500K] but it’s not appetizing to me.”