Conor McGregor apparently has added one other report underneath his belt. The Irish celebrity took to his Twitter account and shared a doc, wherein it was revealed that his UFC 246 conflict in opposition to Donald Cerrone generated essentially the most variety of PPV buys in 2020.
The Infamous One returned to the octagon in January 2020 in opposition to Cerrone after a protracted hiatus and placed on an unimaginable efficiency in opposition to the UFC veteran. It took Conor McGregor simply 40 seconds to knock out ‘Cowboy’, which received him again into the win column following a devastating loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone PPV report
The doc that Conor McGregor shared means that his primary occasion bout in opposition to Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 amassed a complete of 1,353,429 PPV buys, which is the very best within the promotion in 2020.
“Congrats to the @ufc on a nicely fought 2020! The one sporting firm on the planet to come back by your entire 12 months! Unbelievable! I’m honoured to safe their highest PPV of the 12 months with McGregor Vs Cerrone. Congrats Donald, and in addition on his double submission win final night time. #No1,” learn McGregor’s caption.
The closest battle that challenged McGregor vs. Cerrone bout, when it comes to PPV buys in 2020, is the UFC 251 primary occasion conflict between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. Usman vs. Masvidal battle reportedly bought 1,300,000 PPV buys.
This isn’t the primary time that the Infamous One has added a PPV report to his title. In reality, Conor McGregor is likely one of the most embellished fight sports activities athletes so far as PPV gross sales are involved.
When the Irishman shared the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017, 4.3 million PPV buys have been recorded. His battle in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov within the following 12 months bought 2.5 million PPV buys, which is the very best in UFC. McGregor additionally holds the second and the third highest-selling PPV primary occasion battle in UFC, with each of them being in opposition to Nate Diaz.
Conor McGregor will probably be making his highly-anticipated return in opposition to former light-weight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23, 2021.
Poirier has improved considerably nicely since he final fought McGregor in 2014, and his primary occasion conflict in opposition to the Infamous could very nicely create one other PPV report, provided that the super-fight is prone to form the way forward for the UFC light-weight division.
Printed 22 Dec 2020, 06:36 IST