Conor McGregor has revealed the small arena on the South side of Dublin that he will fight in for his Irish homecoming.
The Notorious, who will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in his UFC comeback in Las Vegas this weekend, revealed that despite talks of a Croke Park fight from Dana White, that he will happily fight in a pub on Dublin’s South Circular Road, which has a capacity of 500 people
“I will fight in the Ringside on South Circular road [if I have to], it’s a pub that holds about 500 people but I’d fight there.” the 30-year-old told journalists at his UFC press conference.
The hugely talked about bout, which is sure to draw in huge numbers, is going to be a huge money maker for the father of one – as well as the association itself!
“We’re estimating around 3 to 3.5 milllion [ppv buys], I’d say I’ll close in around the $50 million mark,” McGregor said.
“For a mixed martial artist to make $50 million from a mixed martial arts bout, it’s quite breathtaking. I have to thank my management, Paradigm Sports Management. I’ve got to thank Dana White, I’ve got to thank Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank who schooled me in the game.
Ahead of his upcoming big pay day, the Crumlin man recently donated €10,000 to a young Irish boy in need of life-changing surgery, with his mother saying she is ‘forever grateful’ to the MMA star for his generosity.
Will you be tuning in to Conor’s fight on Saturday night?