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Win or lose at UFC 202, it appears that Conor McGregor is going to come out a rich man.

In an interview with CNBC, McGregor boasted that he was a huge part of the reason why the UFC was able to sell for $4 billion. He said because of his impact on the sport in 2015, he was major factor in the sale. And because of that, he has been compensated handsomely.

"My contract is very, very sweet," McGregor said.

McGregor will fight Nate Diaz at UFC 202, in a rematch of their UFC 196 fight, when Diaz submitted McGregor by rear naked choke.

McGregor in the interview also attempted to explain why there might be fewer Irish people in the crowd Saturday night in Las Vegas. He said that many fans were planning to attend UFC 200, but the match fell through, and that the Olympics may also impact the number of Irish fans who attend the event.

Still, he said UFC 202 will be big.

"The PPV will break records again," McGregor said.

McGregor added that he will make more money this time than when he fought Diaz at UFC 196. He reportedly made $10 million for that fight, including PPV points.

"I don't show up and fight for a reduction, so I most certainly I will make more money," McGregor said.

To hammer the point home, McGregor claims that his loss to Diaz in the first fight didn't hurt his brand. In fact, it may have even helped.

"This is true fighting," McGregor said. "In true fighting there are many ways to win and lose."


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