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Conor McGregor crushes box office numbers again with lucrative pay-per-view numbers by replicating Khabib’s tactics for the Dustin Poirier trilogy at UFC 264

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Conor McGregor crushes box office numbers again with lucrative pay-per-view numbers by replicating Khabib’s tactics for the Dustin Poirier trilogy at UFC 264

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When Conor McGregor sparked his feud with Khabib Nurmagomedov, few could have predicted how lucrative it would be for him and the UFC.

Instead of tarnishing his legacy, McGregor and the Russian secured huge pay-per-view numbers and solidified their position as global superstars.

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Khabib arrested McGregor when they met in 2018 at UFC 229

A whopping 2.4 million people bought pay-per-view to watch UFC 229 in 2018 and it turned out that killing people with kindness paid dearly, with bitterness paying the bills in the dark. square.

It was never so evident in 2021 when McGregor made his return to the Octagon against former nemesis Dustin Poirier on Fight Island at UFC 257.

The event drew 1.6 million buys to tie it to UFC 202, McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz, but the loss and the Irishman’s new kind personality threatened to diminish his star power. .

Instead, the 33-year-old went on the offensive for the trilogy fight at UFC 264 in July, humiliating Poirier’s wife and making serious threats against the Louisiana native.

Conor McGregor crushes box office numbers again with lucrative pay-per-view numbers by replicating Khabib’s tactics for the Dustin Poirier trilogy at UFC 264

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The Notorious collapsed on the floor of the Octagon at the end of the first round

Although McGregor suffered a nasty broken leg at the end of the first round to end the fight, replicating his vicious and malevolent approach to the Khabib fight in 2018, the Irishman drew more eyes on the sport with 1.8 million PPV purchases worldwide.

When you compare these numbers to the other numbered events of the 2021 UFC, it becomes clear just how much the former two-weight world champion remains.

TOP PPV of 2021

Conor McGregor crushes box office numbers again with lucrative pay-per-view numbers by replicating Khabib’s tactics for the Dustin Poirier trilogy at UFC 264

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“The Notorious” was the UFC’s biggest draw yet again

  1. UFC 264: Poirier vs McGregor III – 1.8 million buys
  2. UFC 257: McGregor vs Poirier II – 1.6 million buys
  3. UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya – 800,000 buys
  4. UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal II – 700,000 buys
  5. UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori II – 600,000 buys
  6. UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler – 300,000 buys

* figures courtesy of Tapology

Of course, the official numbers for UFC 296 have yet to be released and Poirier may well have brought in a slew of fan favorites again, with Amanda Nunes and Sean O’Malley also on the card.

However, 2021 was once again owned by Conor McGregor – the biggest draw in UFC history.


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