Conor McGregor believes he is UFC – as he heads for the US ahead of his Featherweight Championship unification clash with Jose Aldo in Las Vegas.
The Irish fighter is never shy in talking about what he’s going to do to his opponent and how much money he’s going to make.
The build-up to his first bout with Aldo in July – which didn’t go ahead after the Brazilian pulled out through injury – was dominated by McGregor’s aggressive approach in the media.
And he went on to become the interim champion with a second round win over Chad Mendes.
Now he’s got another shot at Aldo – and, as he heads Stateside to take his preparation up a level before the December 12 fight, McGregor has again taken the chance to highlight just how important he is to UFC with this Instagram post.
He said: “Leaving Ireland today for the West Coast.
“To unify my belt and spearhead the unprecedented $90-100million dollar UFC 194 event.
“This event along with UFC 189 putting me at close to $200million dollars in revenue generated for this company. All in less than 6months.
“I am not a company man. I am the company.”
Strong words from McGregor, who has – along with Ronda Rousey – been the face of UFC over the last year since his emergence as a world title challenger.
McGregor will take on Aldo at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on December 12.