Dustin Poirier’s knockout of Conor McGregor within the UFC 257 foremost occasion pushed the occasion to be one of many promotion’s high promoting pay-per-views of all time.
Based on John Ourand of The Sports activities Journal, UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 has topped 1.6 million pay-per-view buys, which might put it consistent with UFC president Dana White’s pleasure over the numbers.
“It was an excellent night time. It was a extremely good night time. Prime two all time,” White stated on the UFC 257 post-fight press convention.
“Saturday’s UFC PPV is monitoring to be certainly one of ESPN+’s highest promoting pay-per-view occasions because it began carrying UFC almost two years in the past. Sources say ESPN+ logged round 1.2 million PPV buys for UFC 257, which was headlined by Dustin Poirier’s second-round knockout of Conor McGregor,” reported Ourand.
“UFC added one other 400,000 buys internationally, for a complete of 1.6 million international buys, which might place it as one of many best-selling UFC PPVs of all time. On the post-fight presser, Dana White sepculated that ity might make the ‘high two of all time.’”
If that quantity holds, UFC 257 would land in a lifeless warmth with UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2 for third on the record of best-selling UFC pay-per-views of all time.
Based on the Sports activities Bible, these two occasions would nonetheless be outdone by UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 at 1.65 million buys and UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor at 2.Four million buys.
That might put McGregor at the very least tied for the highest three UFC pay-per-views of all time. He additionally holds the following three spots, that means McGregor has been a part of six of the UFC’s high seven pay-per-view occasions of all time.
And that does not even embrace his boxing match reverse Floyd Mayweather, which reportedly generated at the very least 4.three million buys.
ESPN handled complaints of difficulties for quite a few ESPN+ subscribers who had hassle getting the UFC 257 stream to work. It is unclear how a lot of an affect that had on the numbers or if it’d even convey a few of the numbers down if refunds are issued.
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