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Conor McGregor interview: 'Notorious' expects to fight in UFC's New York debut, guarantees stadium show in Dublin

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"If I'm really honest, there'll be three, maybe four places I'll only compete: Vegas, Ireland, New York and Boston. Even Boston, you wouldn't know. They'll want me in New York. They're trying to get that December date, so who knows, I mean, who else could they put on that card? Me, personally, of course I want that stadium show in Dublin. We have discussed some things but we'll let it happen naturally. Can I promise that the first event will be in a stadium? I can't, because I'm not 100-percent sure, but I can promise that it will happen, that is without doubt a guarantee."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight No. 1 contender Conor McGregor, who could graduate from contender to champion with a win over Jose Aldo in the UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, expects to get the call when the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion gets cleared to stage events in New York. That means the rest of Team Weidman -- including its President and CEO -- can expect to throw hands in December's proposed "Big Apple" bash. And after that? A guaranteed stadium event in Dublin, Ireland, something the promotion has been teasing ever since "Notorious" blew up in late 2014. But none of it really matters unless McGregor keeps winning...