In his past fights, McGregor has broken the all time gate records for UFC events in the United States. And now McGregor has set his sights on generating more numbers than the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight held in May 2015.
McGregor’s latest fight against Jose Aldo that lasted for a brief 13-seconds, generated a whopping $10.1 million gate revenue, eclipsing the previous record of $7.2 million from UFC 189 in July.
Although he has a long way to go to even reach the kind of numbers generated during Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, McGregor believes that with age by his side he is soon going to crack the numbers someday.
“What did Floyd (Mayweather) and Manny (Pacquiao) do? $72 million gate. We did $10.1. I’m catching up,” McGregor said at the UFC 194 post fight press conference, according to a Fox Sports report.
“I’m only 27. Them old motherf—ers are 40 before they got that on. I’m only warming up.”
“I said to Lorenzo (Fertitta) and I said to Dana (White), I’m bringing these big numbers, I’m bringing these half-a-billion-dollar revenue numbers, like the Mayweather/Pacquaio fight done. At 27 years of age, I stand here as the unified world champion, back-to-back gate records in the MGM, this is trending as the highest pay-per-view (Dave) Sholler, I believe said, of all time for the UFC, so at 27 years of age with every record in the book, with weight divisions above ready for me to go at, super fights left and right, tell me one other champion that’s been like that.
“Every other champion gets a belt and they don’t want to go up or they don’t want to go down, I’m going straight up. I’m bringing these big numbers and the sky’s the limit.”
No matter whom he fights next, McGregor is sure to catch everyone’s attention after his latest victory over Jose Aldo.