Rumours are beginning to emerge that the early ratings for UFC 200 will be lower than not only UFC 100, but also for the last two Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey lead events.
At the moment, Metlzer confirming my report that trends for UFC 200 indicate it did not top UFC 100 or recent McGregor or Rousey PPVs #ufc
— MMA Supremacy (@MMASupremacy) July 14, 2016
Clearly it was a major disappointment that McGregor did not feature on the UFC 200 card, but he was in Vegas for 'International Fight Week' and after the first press conference ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, the Dubliner was in attendance for UFC 200.
Backstage footage of the event has emerged via McGregor's own YouTube channel, and the footage shows him heaping praise on fellow UFC champions Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Stipe Miocic. Joanna's jab in particular is something that Conor is clearly a big fan of.
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Cool to see the interaction with Stipe as well.
August 20th is the date for UFC 202, where McGregor will look to get revenge on Diaz for UFC 196, and the Irishman has already made it clear that should he win there will be a third fight somewhere down the line.