UFC 178 | MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada. | Conor McGregor
[“When you look at it, we’ve never had an athlete come into the UFC with this much excitement and impact. Brock Lesnar didn’t have an impact on the show that much, that early. He wasn’t selling the shows and tickets. GSP took the long road to get there. Conor is incredible personality. He’s brash, and he backs it up.”]
-Lorenzo Fertitta, CEO & Chairman of the UFC
"I wanted to come over to america and show the american public the new era of the fighting irish, and I brought my whole country with me. If one of us goes to war we all go to war."
UFC 178 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conor McGregor. The Lobby after McGregor’s 1st round Knockout of Dustin Poirier.
[“At the end of the day, it’s a business. The guy can literally drive numbers from an entire country. When Conor fights the entire country of Ireland shuts down. We get like a 60 share of the TV market there. Over 11 percent of the tickets sold in Las Vegas were from Ireland. He moves the needle on pay-per-view.”]