McGregor’s predictions go beyond his fights
At the “Time Is Now” press conference leading up to McGregor’s fight with Dennis Siver he made some big predictions regarding his ascent to the top of the sport and ability to put record breaking numbers.
“There is a lot of great stars up here, a lot of huge huge fights, but let’s see by the end of 2015, lets see who has the highest PPV numbers, lets see who has the highest gate, lets see who has the highest attendance, because I am setting up for that.”
McGregor was really close to doing all of that. His title fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 194, broke the gate record, attendance record and was the second most PPV buys in history. Records he would go on to break in 2016.