The Emerald Island loves them some UFC, especially when one of their most popular athletes is fighting.
According to UFC President Dana White, 10 percent of the ticket sales for UFC 178 went to fans hailing from Ireland.
“Ten percent of ticket sales came from Ireland to see Conor McGregor,” White said during the UFC 178 broadcast. “I heard the whole country of Ireland is shut down right now. People are in pubs, people are in their homes, waiting to see this kid fight tonight.”
The pay-per-view card in Las Vegas had Irish fighter and vocal contender Conor McGregor competing against Dustin Poirier, and clearly, it didn’t matter how far Ireland was from Sin City.
McGregor has been on quite the hype train, winning his first three contests in the UFC, two of which were stoppages in the first round. The win streak combined with his memorable trash talk have made him one of the most popular fighters on the UFC roster.