At the UFC 205 press conference, featherweight champion Conor McGregor borrowed a page from the dialogue and multiplied it by 40.
“I feel by the time 2016 closes out, I’ll be closing in on $40 million,” said McGregor, as transcribed by Mike Bohn and Ken Hathaway for MMAjunkie. “This is a $40 million year for me. A damn good year.”
“[Eddie Alvarez] is very lucky to be in the position he’s in. He understands that. That’s why he took this fight on the money he was on the last fight. That says it all.”
“He’s just another broke bum trying to sell some s***. He’s broke and he’s desperate and he’s trying to make it, ‘McGregor’s this, McGregor’s that.’ We’ve heard it all before. He’s just another broke bum that can’t afford to pay his bills. That’s all it is.”
Conor McGregor fights UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of the greatest card in league history, at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, live on pay per view television.