Conor Boasts: ‘There’s More People Watching My Interview Than Tonight’s UFC Card’

On Saturday, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor put on his own pay-per-view when he was interview by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani in front of a live audience.

McGregor claims more people attended his interview than a UFC event happening at the same time. In Denver, the UFC was hosting an event on FOX headlined by a women’s bantamweight fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena. When asked whether or not he still wanted shares in the UFC, McGregor wasn’t sure.

“Doesn’t seem to doing too good at the minute, does it? Maybe. I don’t know. There are 5,000 people here and there is about 4,000 people over there. Maybe they should want shares in McGregor. I don’t know. We’ll see. I’ve but a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into my career and into the UFC. They’ve helped me and I’ve helped them. It’s been an equal climb. So I’d love to be a part of it and help build the next generation and the next wave and keep it climbing. So we’ll see. I don’t think that is right next. I think I knew that when I was saying that. I think down the line I would like to be truly involved in it. I’m very passionate about the sport of mixed martial arts, the sport of true fighting, the company, the UFC. I’ve made my life there. I would love to be truly brought in and made a part of it. Let’s see where it goes.”

McGregor also went to his Instagram to brag about the attendance of his interview compared to those going to attend Saturday’s UFC event.

McGregor’s interview can be viewed here via online pay-per-view. The interview took place at the EventCity exhibition center in Manchester, England.