Love him or hate him, but when Irishman Conor McGregor is competing, it’s must-see TV.
After only four fights inside the Octagon, UFC President Dana White said what McGregor is doing in Boston is historic.
“This kid has fought four times in the UFC, and he is going to sell out (TD) Garden,” White said. “Tickets are clipping $300 a day, it’s insane. That is a huge feat for a kid who has only fought four times in the UFC.”
McGregor is coming off arguably his most impressive performance to date at UFC 178, finishing Dustin Poirier, who was ranked No. 5 in the featherweight division at the time, by TKO in the first round. His opponent, Dennis Siver, has dropped a few spots in the rankings since the main event clash was announced.
“Nobody thought that Conor could beat Poirier and that he was taking too big of a step up. He wins, and then now for anybody to think that Siver couldn’t ruin this whole thing is nuts because the kid can punch,” White said.
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