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Conor McGregor expects to triple Ronda Rousey's PPV numbers, and UFC 189 to 'break all records'

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Conor McGregor is what you would call a confident man.

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Conor McGregor has never been one to mince words, and his unapologetic trash talk -- that seems more and more like genuine self-belief by the day -- has helped to earn him a crack at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at the UFC 189: "Aldo vs. McGregor" pay-per-view (PPV) that takes place on July 11, 2015, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With UFC brass conducting an unprecedented World Tour focusing heavily on the 145-pound title fight -- and spending quite the hefty sum to do so -- "The Notorious" one is confident the upcoming PPV will sell with astronomical figures.

How confident? The No. 1 contender told Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting that he expects to blow UFC champ Ronda Rousey's PPV numbers out of the water.

But don't feel too bad for "Rowdy," because McGregor expects to break all records come July.

His words (transcription via Bloody Elbow):

"Money-wise? (I will make) more than the gate. I will make a hell of a lot of money. I am on the PPV now. I get a PPV cut. I will make 3 times more than Jose, and that is still not fair."

"(Ronda Rousey's) PPV numbers are phenomenal, but I will, at least, triple it. Easily (over a million buys), I believe it breaks all records. Everything I do smashes records. Everything I touch turns to gold."

McGregor is as confident as ever heading into his title fight against arguably the best fighter in the world, but let's just hope both of these men actually make it to UFC 189 in order to break all those records the Irishman is after.

You know... not like TJ Dillashaw.