McGregor tipped to be first UFC fighter to earn $100 million

Dec 24, 2015, 00:13
McGregor tipped to be first UFC fighter to earn $100 million

But looking at the reception he received during his return to his home country of Brazil, you would never know. "Way stronger. You can be sure that we will come back stronger, more champion than I was before".

"Still the people's champion", Nova Uniao wrote on its official Instagram account.

While vanquished former featherweight champion Jose Aldo has insisted McGregor didn't get in his head before their 13-second tilt in the main event, ex-lightweight champion Anthony Pettis certainly doesn't believe him. "It took so many fights for me to get my title shot, but if the UFC thinks I should fight him, I'm going to do it".

Door number two is the path McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, would prefer because he's done watching McGregor draining his body to make 145 pounds.

"I said to [UFC co-owner] Lorenzo [Fertitta], and I said to [UFC president] Dana [White], I'm bringing in these big numbers", McGregor continued.

McGregor took just 13 seconds to defeat the Brazilian Jose Aldo who had been unbeaten for ten years
Mc Gregor took just 13 seconds to defeat the Brazilian Jose Aldo who had been unbeaten for ten years USA TODAY SPORTS

Light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cornier was unchanged at No. 8 and lightweight title-holder Rafael dos Anjos was No. 10 (down one). "Whatever happens in that fight though, I think fans will be calling for me to get the shot".

If dos Anjos has his way with Cerrone, Edgar better start game planning because McGregor is likely staying.

McGregor said in his post-fight news conference that he'll either defend his belt next against featherweight contender Frankie Edgar or move up in pursuit of a second belt. "I don't see him taking my belt away". Their mega-fight had a total of $72 million live gate and a pay-per-view buys of 4.6 million. I looked them dead in the eye with straight facts. The Irishman said he wanted to go up to 155 pounds and fight for the lightweight belt and, by all accounts, the UFC has approved the move.

Dos Anjos said he's stored all of Cerrone's comments in his mental bank and will be ready to make a withdrawal on Saturday in the form of a one-sided beatdown.

Luke Rockhold, who was outside the top 15 prior to UFC 194, entered the rankings at No. 9 after stopping Chris Weidman on the weekend card to claim his middleweight title. McGregor also has an uncanny ability to predict not only the outcome of a fight, but the manner in which he'll accomplish his next feat of pugilistic prowess. He briefly spoke about a potential Edgar bout, but hasn't really focused his promotional efforts on such a bout the way he has the potential Aldo rematch or lightweight title fight.

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