Conor McGregor Makes a Bold Claim- Aims to Hold the Record for Top 10 PPVs in the UFC Before His Contract Ends

Published 08/31/2021, 11:52 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor is the undisputed top attraction in the sport of mixed martial arts. ‘The Notorious’ is not only one of the biggest names in the UFC, but in sports period. Every time McGregor fights, he commands the attention of the masses, which results in mammoth PPV numbers for his fight cards. 

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McGregor recently took to clarify another record he holds in the UFC. A fan tweeted at McGregor, sharing a screenshot of the top 9 most successful UFC PPV events. The caption read, “@TheNotoriousMMA This is why your the best! Can’t wait to see you get back on your winning spree!!! #THEIRISHAREBACKBABY!!!”

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‘The Notorious’ replied, stating, “This list is incorrect. McGregor Aldo done more than ufc 100, Brock v mir. And McGregor cowboy done more than McGregor Aldo. I currently hold 8 of the UFC’s top 10 ppv’s. With two fights left on my contract,  I will look to finish with the full top 10 in ppv’s. Motivating!”

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Conor McGregor and his impressive numbers in the UFC

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‘The Notorious’ has many records in the UFC. However, he has been particularly successful in promoting and selling massive events in the UFC. The Irishman holds the record for the biggest PPV event in UFC history. His fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 sold well over 2 million PPVs. 

Despite not being the same dominant force he once used to be, McGregor can still put on insane numbers in terms of PPV buys. His comeback fight against Dustin Poirier in January this year sold an impressive 1.6 million PPV buys. Furthermore, the rematch and the final fight in the trilogy sold a whopping 1.8 million PPVs, which makes it the second most successful PPV in UFC history. 

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Also, McGregor holds the record for the highest gate (UFC 229), and the biggest payday by a UFC athlete. If ‘The Notorious’ has two fights left on his contract, it is extremely likely that he can round out the top 10 of the most successful PPVs in UFC history. 

Do you think Conor McGregor can round out the top-10 with his next two fights? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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