UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 Tickets Sold Out in Minutes

Published 01/10/2021, 9:56 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: Conor McGregor speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at Barclays Center on July 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)


One of the things that makes the UFC special for both fighters and fans is the atmosphere inside an arena during a fight. The eruption of emotions when a fighter secures a stunning KO or pulls off a slick submission is something that fighters look forward to. 

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Fighting without fans has received mixed responses. While some fighters don’t mind it, some fighters hate it as they feed off the energy of the crowd. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the death of live events. Fans have not been allowed in an arena since UFC 248 on March 7, 2020. 

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However, it looks as though this is about to change. Recent reports suggest that fans will be allowed for all three fights on Fight Island with a maximum of 2,000 fans allowed. 

As always, when Conor McGregor fights, tickets are sold out within minutes. The same was the case this time around, with prices ranging anywhere from 795 AED ($216 USD) to 4,995 AED ($1360). However, tickets for the other two events are still available. 

Read: ‘This is not about payback’- Dustin Poirier wants legacy not revenge at UFC 257

Can Conor McGregor sell the most UFC PPVs two years in a row?

Conor McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest star in the sport. ‘The Notorious’ has headlined all but three of his 12 fights in the UFC. He last fought a year ago in 2022 when he took on Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The PPV sold over a million PPV buys and was the highest-selling pay-per-view event for the company that year. 

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However, from a personal point of view, UFC 246 was the second-lowest PPV sale after UFC 189 against Chad Mendes

The rematch between the two men poses a lot of interesting questions? Will a year off affect Conor? Will Dustin let the last loss affect him psychologically? 

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A rematch will give an insight into how much both men have grown over the seven since they last fought. 

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Nevertheless, having fans back for potentially one of the biggest fights of 2021 will be extremely exciting and something that both fans will welcome. 

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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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