MELBOURNE, — It feels as though a win over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 will secure Israel Adesanya’s spot as one of the biggest stars on the ’s books.

At Friday’s event media day, “The Last Stylebender” discussed the star making power of the Marvel Stadium event, and he also expressed his respect for some of the biggest names in the s world, including Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

When discussing his earning potential, the City Kick product revealed his belief that he could become the first person to earn $100 million from a fight purse.

“I’ll make that purse in MMA, guaranteed,” said Adesanya. “I’ll make that purse in the , that’s why I said this is where I want to end my career. Come on man, you can make $100 million in the . You don’t have to go to . Only Mayweather is going to make that. Only McGregor is going to make that when he fought Mayweather—that’s the Mayweather effect. That’s going to happen in the .

“I might be the first person to do it in the , if McGregor comes back he might compete with me for that. But I might be the first to do that in the . It’s not about money. At the end of the day, I do this for legacy. This is where I’ll end my career. I don’t want to fight that baddest motherf*ckers in the world and then go and just fight some guy like, ‘Okay will duke it out, but we’ll just use our hands.’ I gotta kick someone in the face!”