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Conor McGregor says his fight with Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 was the highest selling PPV of 2020

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Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has revealed that his fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 earlier this year in January was the highest-selling Pay-per-view event of 2020.

Earlier reports had indicated that UFC 246 sold around 1 Million PPV on ESPN+. It also made UFC 246 the first-ever event to hit a Million Pay-per-view buys on an OTT platform.

Conor McGregor took to Twitter to release how much PPV, UFC 246 actually sold on ESPN+. It apparently sold more than what the UFC had projected, given the fact that Conor McGregor was fighting Donald Cerrone, who was on a three-fight losing streak.

Conor McGregor

Conor dismantled Cowboy in just 40-seconds after a year-long layoff.

Congrats to the @ufc on a well fought 2020! The only sporting company on the planet to come through the entire year! Incredible! I am honoured to secure their highest PPV of the year with McGregor Vs Cerrone. Congrats Donald, and also on his double submission win last night. #No1.” Conor McGregor wrote on twitter.

100% offence. 100% defence. Highest PPV. Highest gate. Fastest Main Event KO of the year. 2020. 40 seconds. Roll on 2021!,” McGregor tweeted.

Most selling PPV event of 2020:

  1. UFC 246: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone – 1.35 million

2. UFC 251: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal – 1.3 million

3. UFC 253: Israel Adesnaya vs. Paulo Costa – 700,000

3. UFC 249: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje – 700,000

5. UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje – 675,000

McGregor will return back to the Octagon exactly a month from now to take on Dustin Poirier in a rematch at UFC 257, which is apparently taking place in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.

Dustin Poirier on his fight with Conor McGregor

“He was obviously a great fighter in finishing a bunch of guys before me in his UFC career, but at this point, we’re both so much more established and have so much more experience, just more mature fighters, and I think you get a completely different fight here,” Poirier told MMA Junkie.

“I was emotional in the first one. I wanted to hurt the guy. This time I just want to outsmart him, just want to beat him. This is a business. This isn’t any ill will towards the guy,” he added before explaining how much he’s grown and matured both as a person and a fighter since their initial meeting.

“When I was younger, I used to fight with a lot of emotion. This isn’t the same thing for me. This isn’t about getting even for me. This isn’t like a revenge type of thing for me. This is about moving my career forward, about putting my family in a better spot. It’s not trying to get back a guy who got me. This is just business.”

 

 

 

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