McGregor knew he was the future of MMA
Following his first MMA loss to Artemij Sitenkov McGregor took on Stephen Bailey. He put on a clinic with his ultra-aggressive style. Putting it on Bailey and earning himself a first round TKO stoppage. Following the stoppage McGregor walked right across the cage to the camera man and informed everyone that he was indeed the future of MMA.
Who would have known that eight years to the day he would KO long-time featherweight champion and pound-for-pound kingpin Jose Aldo in just thirteen seconds. Proving to everyone that his assessment was indeed the truth.