Already the record holder for the fastest knockout in a title fight in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) history, Conor McGregor now aims to bring his sport to another level, at least in terms of pay-per-view (PPV) numbers. He recently said that one of his fights will eventually rival the revenues made from the “Fight of the Century” in boxing between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

"What did Floyd vs. Manny do? 72 million [dollars]? I'm catching up. I'm only 27 [years old]. Them old [expletive] were 40 before they got that. I'm only warming up. I said to Lorenzo [Fertitta], and I said to Dana [White], I'm bringing in these big numbers. I'm bringing in these half a billion dollar revenues, like the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight has done," McGregor stated post-fight via

Fertitta and White are UFC’s co-founder and president, respectively.

Last Saturday, Dec. 13, (Sunday, Dec. 14 in Australia), McGregor destroyed erstwhile UFC’s best pound-for-pound fighter Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds of the first round to become the undisputed featherweight champion in the most popular and prestigious mixed martial arts organisation in the world.

According to Dave Sholler, UFC vice president of public relations, the official attendance for UFC 194 was 16,516, with gate sales of US$10.1 million (AU $13.88 million), making it the biggest UFC event at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sholler also added that the PPV numbers for UFC 194 is trending toward being the best in 2015 and maybe even in the history of the sport. No official PPV numbers has been released yet.

During their match, McGregor made quick work of Aldo, but he has a lot of work to do to reach the PPV numbers that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight generated last May. The Mayweather-Pacquiao bout earned 4.4 million PPV buys and produced over $400 million (AU$549.69 million) in PPV sales in the United States alone.

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