Conor McGregor is predicting big things when he returns to the octagon.
The UFC star is currently working his way back to full fitness following the broken leg suffered against Dustin Poirier in his last fight and expects his comeback to be one of the highest-bought UFC pay-per-views in history.
During a Q&A session on Twitter, McGregor revealed he believes fight night when he is back would generate more than two million PPV buys. Only his showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018 has ever done more than that.
“I have eightof the top 10 as it stands,” McGregor told his followers. “The comeback is two million shadow boxing. Easy.
“The one after that, who knows. I fancy rounding out the top 10 though to finish out my contract.”
That suggests that there are two fights left on McGregor’s contract with Poirier almost certainly the first one back when he is ready to walk unaided again.
McGregor also took a shot at his rivals by claiming he’s the only one who lands ‘clean, tasty shots.’
His boast and prediction come days after Jake Paul saw off his latest challenge in the boxing ring, against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Paul, the YouTuber-turned boxer is now 4-0 and even had The Rock throw his sizeable weight behind him.
The former WWE star posted a picture of him watching the fight to his followers on Instagram where he has more than 250m followers.
And Paul is not afraid to make a claim of his own. ‘The face of the fight game’ as his Twitter bio reads.
“When I put that s*** in my bio, I’m not just saying it to say it,” he wrote. “Do the math, do the debating and when it all comes back you will agree.”
Paul had some words of wisdom for McGregor, who tweeted following his split decision victory over Woodley at the weekend.
“Conor’s going down, I’m going up,” he said after telling the Irishman to stop partying and get back in the gym.
The Irishman once turned his nose up at the idea of fighting Paul, but as someone who looks for the biggest fights, you won’t find bigger than the 24-year-old right now given Woodley earned his biggest ever payday.
Still, McGregor can expect to be well paid for his next fight, having seen his last fight with Poirier garner 1.8 million PPV buys.
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