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UFC Quick Quote: Conor McGregor is one of the biggest fighters in MMA, pushing for 1 million PPV buys

Having his featherweight championship bout against division kingpin Jose Aldo over the welterweight title fight between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 is proof of that.

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"It stands true to what I'm saying. I am up there as one of the, if not the biggest fighter in the game. It's happened a few times where the lighter weight has fought in the main event of heavier guys. When he fought Ricardo Lamas, I said, 'Now he's the pound-for-pound co-main event champion of the world.' Now he's fighting the money man, now he fights me. Now we're ahead of the 170-pound division. At one point in time, the 170-pound division was the division. Now it's the 145-pound division; well, it's actually the McGregor division. Wherever I go we'll be ahead of whoever is on the card. It's that simple. I will certainly push for over one million buys. It's a big, big fight people want to see. Every fight, it's 'this is the guy,' now Aldo is the guy. Every fight it's the same process, rinse and repeat. I go out and I make it look easy, I break them down and that is it. A million buys would be sweet. I love to smash records every fight. This will be no different."

-- Usually, the heavier weight class serves as the headlining bout if two title fights are placed on the same pay-per-view (PPV) event. That's not the case with UFC 189, which goes down on July 11, 2015 in  Las Vegas, Nevada, as Conor McGregor's featherweight title fight against division king Jose Aldo will take precedence over the welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. And it's not by accident, either, according to "Notorious," as he tells MMA Fighting that wherever he goes he will be the main pilot, regardless of who else is on the card. That's because the 145-pound division "McGregor division" is now the elite weight class in UFC. And it's all to due to the fact that he's proven to be "money," as evidenced by the records he broke in viewership and ticket sales in two of his last three bouts. And now that he's vying for the belt, he plans on continuing his record-breaking ways by reaching and surpassing the million PPV buy mark. And seeing as how he's pretty much lived up to all of the hype and fulfilled his prophecy's, it'd be hard to bet against him.

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