UFC announcer Bruce Buffer reminiscenced his first ever meeting with Conor “The Notorious” McGregor and the way the irish star foresaw his future.
Today, Conor is without a doubt one of the biggest names in the world of sports, but Bruce remembers the times when there was no $50 mil fights and Proper 12.
“I first met him when he was around 18 or 19. I was doing a show in Dublin and this young kid came up to me with no beard.
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He goes ‘my name is Conor McGregor, remember it! I am going to be champion some day and you are going to announce me.’
‘Okay great’, I never forgot that though. And then when I met him when he first came in the UFC I reminded him of that and he remembered it too.”
Then, the half-brother of Michael Buffer, gave credit to McGrecor for the help of launching Mixed Martial Arts into a new stratosphere.
“You have got to remember the intestinal fortitude that Conor has, that backstory and everything. Even with a couple of the negative things he has done recently, the bottom line is he has been a big boost to the sport.
He is worldwide.”