Conor McGregor’s Return Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov Was A Massive Success
No doubt undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. former two-division champion Conor McGregor showdown was the biggest in UFC history. It didn’t break Mayweather vs. Mcgregor record but according to the report by Dave Meltzer that last Saturday’s UFC 229 spectacle sold near 2.4 million pay-per-view (PPV).
That means this fight shatter previous UFC PPV record almost with full one million dollars, which was held by UFC 202 Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz, that sold nearly in 1.5-1.7 million PPV range.
Irishman is now responsible for selling top three pay-per-view in UFC history. The third being his first encounter with Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
The estimation 1.9 million purchase were done via traditional PPV, and another 470,000-480,000 via online streaming for UFC 229. We can anticipate that rematch could be very well a reality in the near future.
Well by seeing this number, Khabib Nurmagomedov will be paid handsomely for his PPV points, and that could be the reason “Eagle’ isn’t too concerned about losing his disclosed fight purse of $2 million to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).