Conor McGregor left UFC 264 with a damaged leg, however he additionally left it a lot, a lot richer.
The occasion itself is reported to have generated slightly below 1.Eight million pay-per-view buys and it generated $15,759,800 (£11,347,923) in ticket gross sales, in line with the UFC, putting it second on Nevada’s all-time listing and third in whole occasion income for the promotion.
The numbers by no means lie and McGregor stays the largest draw the game has ever seen by a rustic mile. As you possibly can think about, he’s paid as such.
Based on The Sport’s Day by day, McGregor banked a flat £3.61 million from his third battle with Dustin Poirier and that’s earlier than we take into account what he would have made because of the pay-per-view promoting so nicely.
Conversely, Poirier, who defeated McGregor lest we neglect, took house £736,000. Thus, McGregor made 5 instances the quantity of his foe on this contest.
Provided that McGregor simply lasted one spherical with Poirier after breaking his leg within the closing phases of the primary, the Irishman made £12,033 a second on this battle.
Fairly loopy that Poirier couldn’t earn extra when you consider it. In fact, over $1 million is a profession payday and one treasured few get, however after profitable the bout at UFC 257, one might need thought the hole would have been just a little nearer in pay.
Two judges had Poirier profitable the primary spherical 10-Eight whereas one other had The Diamond profitable it 10-9.
It was honest that Poirier received the spherical, however no means was it a 10-8. McGregor provided rather a lot within the early phases and it was solely an ill-advised guillotine try by the cage that led to a troublesome second-half of the spherical. And nonetheless, McGregor was nonetheless lively with elbows and kicks from his again.
The teep kick McGregor threw on the finish of the spherical is what broke his leg. As he shouted “it’s not over” from the canvas together with his leg snapped along with “that’s a physician stoppage” when the choice was introduced as a TKO, it appeared all however sure this battle will occur once more.
This occasion was the UFC’s second-most purchased occasion ever. It’s in UFC’s curiosity to have a look at doing it once more the place potential.
Poirier will now transfer on to face UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliviera whereas McGregor heals and it might be that the Irishman walks again right into a title match when he’s again in enterprise.