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UFC’s Conor McGregor’s UFC 189 Press Conference Quotes

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(Conor McGregor celebrates his win over Dustin Poirier after their featherweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada)

If anybody is not excited about the match-up between Chad Mendes (17-2) and Conor McGregor (17-2) in the main event of UFC 189, then they’re probably not reading this article. What is to follow are Conor’s comments at the UFC 189 Press Conference:

“I am happy to be representing my country on this stage,” he said. “I am happy to be giving the UFC a $7.1 million gate because it is me who is giving them this gate and nobody else. Realistically, Dave here shouldn’t even be up here. I should be on that podium. I should be standing right there. That should be my spot and Dave, maybe, you should sit here. Because it’s me who has brought in all of this $7.1 million gate. Highest numbers every time. You have superstars singing us to the Octagon. Who do you think got that? Me.”

“Like I said, I built this event,” said McGregor. “This is ‘The McGregor Show,’ make no mistake about it. So when I go inside that Octagon I’m going to pull the trigger on my opponent and I’m going to enjoy every damn second of it.”

“I feel it would,” he said. “I feel with the roll off of the [Dennis] Siver fight, with the record-breaking numbers of the Siver fight it was continuing to grow. It does not matter who is front of me. If it was Frankie [Edgar] it would still roll through. If it was Nate [Diaz], it would still roll through. Whoever they have, as long as it’s me on the other side. Let’s say I pull out. Let’s say I pull out and it’s Jose and Chad up here. The gate easily … Chad’s last gate $545, 607. That’s less than my show money. That’s absolutely embarrassing. So, as long as I’m here, the numbers remain.”

I’m a dreamer,” he said. “I always dream. I always visualize. Of course watching UFC 100 and seeing the magnitude of that event and the fact that we’ve surpassed that. I’m 26 years of age and I hold every record in the game. And on Saturday night the pay-per-view record will be the final one. It’s been a phenomenal journey and at the same time I’m 26-years-old and I am still young and I already have every record. I’m still warming up here, you haven’t seen nothing yet.”