Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Conor McGregor Reveals UFC 246 Was Highest Selling Pay-Per-View Of 2020

Conor McGregor has revealed his only fight of 2020 happened to be the highest selling pay-per-view of the year.

In the main event of UFC 246, McGregor made his return to the Octagon to take on Donald Cerrone. It was a massive fight and everyone knows how big of a star the Irishman is. Well, reflecting back on 2020, McGregor posted the exact PPV buy numbers and claimed it was the highest-selling of the year.

In his tweet, he provided the UFC’s e-mail which says it had a projected buy of 1,285, 562 but ended up selling 1,353,429 buys.

McGregor congratulated the UFC on a successful 2020 and recognized them as the only professional sports league to “come through” the entire year. This is a reference to the Coronavirus pandemic, and other leagues having modified schedules. He touted UFC 246 as the best-selling PPV of the year and congratulated his opponent, Donald Cerrone

Conor McGregor is also set to return to the Octagon at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier. If the Irishman wins, many expect him to fight for the lightweight title whether it is against Khabib Nurmagomedov or for a vacant strap.

Regardless, McGregor is just looking forward to 2021 after his impressive 2020 which only included one fight.

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