UFC President Dana White is expecting big things from the biggest fight in MMA history between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division kingpin Conor McGregor. Speaking to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter last week, White shared his prediction for this massive Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor headlined card’s pay-per-view buys.
“In the 2 million ballpark,” White said to Canadian Sports Network TSN when asked about potential pay-per-view sales. “We’re looking at 2 million pay-per-view buys.”
At present, that record is held by UFC 202, which was headlined by Conor McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz (1,600,000 buys). McGregor also headlined the second and third biggest PPVs in UFC history: UFC 196, which was topped by his first fight with Diaz (1,317,000 buys), and UFC 205, which was topped by his lightweight title-winning knockout of Eddie Alvarez (1,300,000 buys).
Conor McGregor is coming off a TKO defeat to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring and that fight generated a staggering 4.4 Million PPV buys, and Conor McGregor earned a record $99 Million from that fight. ( Source~ Forbes)