Conor McGregor’s rise to fame in the UFC is unprecedented. He exploded onto the scene back in 2013 and by 2015 had completely taken the game over, becoming the biggest draw the sport has ever seen.
Indeed, “The Notorious” has smashed just about every number in the sport, from the PPV buys to the largest gates ever. He’s quickly established himself as an MMA icon.
This past weekend at UFC 205 McGregor made history, just as he predicted he would. The brash Irishmen has been dubbed “Mystic Mac” due to his uncanny ability to predict details and outcomes of his fights and career. What is even scarier is how accurate he’s been and how often he’s right.
Love him him or hate him, McGregor has made his bold predictions come true in the cage with great success, so let’s recap 10 times “Mystic Mac” has successfully predicted the future with unbelievable accuracy.
Young McGregor predicts his future in the UFC
It all started when Conor McGregor sat down for an interview at just 18 years old and predicted with an unshakable confidence that he would fight in the UFC.
“I am a professional fighter with a record of 4-1. I am an up and coming fighter and without a doubt you will see me in the UFC in the near future. Without a doubt.”
McGregor confidently laid out his career goals: To become the UFC lightweight champion, make more money than he knew what to do with and ultimately be the number one fighter in the world. He currently sits number two on the pound-for-pound list and has accomplished the rest.
On April 6, 2013 McGregor brought his first of many predictions to reality when he made his UFC debut in the octagon against Marcus Brimage. He made quick work of Brimage scoring a first round TKO.