Conor McGregor’s star energy is exhibiting no indicators of waning after UFC 264’s wonderful efficiency on the field workplace.
John Ourand of the Sports activities Enterprise Journal has reported that McGregor’s third conflict with Dustin Poirier bought ‘just below 1.8million globally’.
“UFC rankings notes: PPV buys came to visit just below 1.8million globally,” stated Ourand. “Dana White stated as a lot on the post-event press convention. I’m informed that 500,000 of these buys got here from worldwide, which implies ESPN+ logged round 1.3m buys.
“ESPN averaged 1.615m viewers for the prelim fights (8-10pm). That’s 11 per cent higher than ESPN’s most up-to-date UFC PPV Prelim with Conor McGregor in January (1.454m viewers). It was ESPN’s most seen program of the day on Saturday,” Ourand concluded.
As Ourand alluded to, UFC president Dana White predicted as a lot on the post-fight press convention.
“I’ve to watch out with these items now that we’re a public firm – I can’t go capturing my mouth off and have it’s fully flawed,” White stated. “However I’m going to say we got here in anyplace between 1.7 and 1.8m.”
McGregor’s third assembly with Poirier generated $15,759,800 (£11,347,923) in ticket gross sales, in accordance with the UFC, putting it second on Nevada’s all-time listing and third in whole occasion income for the promotion.
Unsurprisingly, McGregor holds the highest three spots in Nevada reside MMA gates.
That’s regardless of the actual fact he has misplaced three of his final 4 UFC fights together with his final main win coming again in 2016, exhibiting McGregor nonetheless holds immense drawing energy.
The Infamous shot to fame together with his electrical knockouts and brash trash-talking. That led to not solely the quickest knockout in a title struggle ever seen in UFC towards Jose Aldo, but additionally him changing into the first-ever concurrent two-division champion in UFC historical past.
Since 2016, his profession within the octagon hasn’t carried the identical punch, however he’s been wildly profitable exterior of it and was named the very best paid sports activities athlete on the planet by Forbes this 12 months.
McGregor holds seven of the highest 9 UFC pay-per-view buyrates. His bout with Poirier earlier this 12 months was initially joint-second together with his second date with Nate Diaz, however UFC 264 is now the outright second highest ever.
And that’s nonetheless 600,000 buys wanting essentially the most purchased UFC occasion ever, UFC 229 – McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov.
And none of those are even McGregor’s highest drawing struggle ever.
That was his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather again in 2017 that’s rated the second-most purchased struggle pay-per-view in historical past, solely behind Mayweather’s struggle with Manny Pacquiao.
No matter you consider McGregor, his drawing energy is simple and outright astounding.
UFC rankings notes:
PPV buys came to visit just below 1.Eight million globally. Dana White stated as a lot on the put up occasion press convention.
I am informed that 500,000 of these buys got here from worldwide, which implies ESPN+ logged round 1.three million buys.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) July 13, 2021