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UFC 189: Conor McGregor expects Jose Aldo fight to draw comparable PPV buys to 'Mayweather vs. Pacquiao'

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Like Consuela says on Family Guy: Noooo, N-Nooooo...

Outspoken Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 145-pound No. 1 contender, Conor McGregor, originally predicted his upcoming featherweight pay-per-view (PPV) title fight against reigning division kingpin, Jose Aldo, would break one million buys.

He's since amended that figure.

In fact, "Notorious" expects to compete not with the high-water mark of UFC 100, featuring Brock Lesnar, but rather the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing mega-fight in May (details), which could set a new PPV record when all is said and done.

From Bleacher Report:

"I think we're going to compete with Mayweather and Pacquiao," McGregor said.

One journalist asked McGregor if he expected his Aldo fight to do 4 million pay-per-view buys.

"We will see. Is that what you estimate Mayweather and Pacquiao to be?," McGregor asked. The reporter said his personal estimate was 3.5 million.

"Three and a half? I don't think so," McGregor replied. "I am not interested in that fight as much as this one."

He's going to need to shut down more than just Ireland to pull that off.

UFC 189: "Aldo vs. McGregor" -- currently featured in the combat sports promotion's World Tour -- will go down on July 11, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same city and venue as "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao" and according to "Notorious," in front of the same number of eyeballs.

Hype ... or heresy?

For more on "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao" fight, including the latest updates click here. SB Nation also has a comprehensive "Pacquiao vs. Mayweather" news stream right here. And to check out a "Mayweather-Pacquiao" full fight video preview click here.

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