Belfast Telegraph

Sky's the limit, insists UFC champ McGregor

Conor McGregor has pledged to top boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather's earnings following his stunning 13-second victory over world featherweight champion Jose Aldo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The mixed martial artist from Dublin who earned around $5million for the brief encounter is likely to defend his new crown against Frankie Edgar.

"Jose has been a phenomenal champion," said McGregor. "It was a phenomenal night. A $10.1million gate, a phenomenal number. We've done it again. What did Mayweather-Pacquiao do? $72 million. That's the aim. I'm catching up with Mayweather, I'm only 27, I'm only warming up. I said to (UFC owners) Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White, I'm breaking these big numbers, I'm breaking these half a billion dollar revenue numbers like the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

"At 27 years of age with every record in the book, with divisions above ready for me to go at, super fights left and right. The sky is the limit."

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