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 1.8 million pay-per-view buys and it generated $15,759,800 (£11,347,923) in ticket gross sales, in keeping with the UFC, inserting it second on Nevada’s all-time record and third in whole occasion income for the promotion.
McGregor earned a staggering sum of money final yr, regardless of solely preventing as soon as and 2021 appears to be on the identical monitor
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.
In accordance with The Sport’s Day by day, McGregor banked a flat £3.61 million from his third struggle with Dustin Poirier and that’s earlier than we contemplate what he would have made because of the pay-per-view promoting so nicely.
Conversely, Poirier, who defeated McGregor lest we overlook, took residence £736,000. Thus, McGregor made 5 occasions the quantity of his foe on this contest.
On condition that McGregor simply lasted one spherical with Poirier after breaking his leg within the ultimate levels of the primary, the Irishman made £12,033 a second on this struggle.
The battle is way from over in Conor McGregor’s eyes
Fairly loopy that Poirier couldn’t earn extra when you concentrate on it. In fact, over $1 million is a profession payday and one treasured few get, however after profitable the bout at UFC 257, one may need thought the hole would have been a little bit nearer in pay.
Two judges had Poirier profitable the primary spherical 10-8 whereas one other had The Diamond profitable it 10-9.
It was honest that Poirier gained the spherical, however no method was it a 10-8. McGregor supplied quite a bit within the early levels 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 energetic 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 along 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 struggle will occur once more.
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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 attainable.
Poirier will now transfer on to face UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliviera whereas McGregor heals and it could possibly be that the Irishman walks again right into a title match when he’s again in enterprise.