McGregor Holds a Record Already
The Irishman has certainly made a name for himself in a short period of time. The UFC brass knew that McGregor would have a tremendous draw with his countrymen from the Emerald Isle. What they didn’t realize was how much broad appeal he would have across the spectrum of the UFC.
The UFC 189 show featured this skinny lad against Chad Mendes. These two headlined the fight to a record setting crowd. For the first time in UFC history, the live gate was over $7.2 Million dollars. With his short career just getting under way, McGregor has already set a UFC attendance record.
Prior to the fight, UFC President Dana White was extolling the virtues of the Irishman as tough and calm under pressure, but was concerned that he didn’t yet possess the drawing power of more seasoned name like Brock Lesner. After the fight, I think it is safe to say that those fears were unfounded.