Conor McGregor claims he recorded the best pay-per-view numbers for any UFC occasion this 12 months due to his 40-second destruction of Donald Cerrrone.
Nonetheless, Jorge Masvidal and his agent are sad with these claims as they await official affirmation of viewing figures from UFC 251.
The Irishman ended his absence from the octagon in scintillating fashion with a TKO victory over the veteran in January of this 12 months, however was unable to battle after that.
Though his deliberate ‘season’ didn’t come to fruition, the 32-year-old nonetheless managed to report some fairly spectacular viewing figures and shared them along with his 37.9million Instagram followers.
‘The Infamous’ wrote: “Congrats to the UFC on a nicely fought 2020! The one sporting firm on the planet to return by way of the whole 12 months. Unbelievable! I’m honored [sic] to safe their highest PPV of the 12 months with McGregor vs. Cerrone. Congrats Donald and in addition on his double submission win final night time.’
He additionally added: “100% offence. 100% defence. Highest PPV. Highest gate. Quickest Essential Occasion KO of the 12 months. 2020. 40 seconds. Roll on 2021!”
In keeping with the Every day Mail, McGregor may nicely have raised £64.94m by way of subscriptions alone with the price set to observe the battle within the US at $65 (£48).
This implies the previous two-weight world champion may have generated simply over £1.6m per SECOND due to his expedient end within the battle itself.
Nonetheless, as a result of the UFC is a personal firm, precise figures will not be made public and it stays to be seen if UFC 246 was in a position to trump UFC 251 on Battle Island.
Stepping up on a weeks’ discover, Jorge Masvidal flew to Abu Dhabi and went 5 rounds with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and the occasion itself featured two extra world championship fights.
Experiences in July recommended the PPV had reached 1.3million buys, however Masvidal’s supervisor Abraham Kawa has since refuted these claims and insisted ‘Gamebred’ truly surpassed McGregor.
“I don’t suppose Jorge would love that,” Kawa tweeted. “We don’t dim one other man’s gentle to make ourselves shine brighter. He is aware of as we do.”
The 32-year-old returns to motion in the beginning of 2021 when he faces former foe Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in a light-weight bout which can have enormous ramifications for the highest of the division.