The new undisputed UFC Featherweight champion of the world often refers to himself as “Mystic Mac.” He’s predicted just about every step of his career to this point.
From his 2008 declaration that he would be in the UFC and have more money than he knew what to do with, to calling that Jose Aldo would pull out of their first scheduled fight at UFC 189, to perfecting predicting how he would knock the prior champion out, Conor McGregor has laid out every step of his career well before its come to fruition.
Now, he’s doing it again. After his incredible 13 second knockout of the 10 year undefeated Jose Aldo, McGregor said he’s coming for the type of numbers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather put up in their megafight in May.
McGregor is referring to gate numbers, or the total revenue of tickets sold to an event.
UFC 194 broke the mixed martial arts record by recording $10.1 million in gate. However, by comparison, Mayweather/Pacquiao did more than seven times that number at a staggering $72.2 million.
McGregor’s next fight will likely be against either Frankie Edgar in the featherweight division or the winner of Saturday’s Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald “Cowboy” Corrine fight at 155 pounds. Odds are that will not be the fight in which the UFC surpasses MayPac, but McGregor will not be deterred.
“I’m only 27. Them old (bleep) were 40 before they got that. I’m only warming up!”
Mystic Mac has spoken. It may sound crazy today, but the man has a pretty impressive track record, so who knows what the future actually holds.