Latest reports have confirmed that UFC 202, headlined by Conor McGregor is the most successful event in mixed martial arts history.
What makes these figures all the more staggering is when you take into consideration McGregor’s age. McGregor at 28 years old, holds two places in the top 10 PPV buys of all time in all of combat sports.
Yet it’s important to note, however, that the reported 1.65 million figure is still far from the whole picture. They are not the global figures, as they only account for pay-per-view buys from North America, and doesn’t include any orders via UFC streaming services, which has also been reported to have broken all records.
Between 2011 and 2014, the UFC had one PPV go over 1 million buys. There have been five in the last nine months: 193, 194, 196, 200, 202.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 26, 2016
As shown in the tweet above between 2011 and 2014 the UFC had one PPV go over 1 million buys. There has now been five in the last nine months, 193, 194, 196, 200, 202, and McGregor has headlined 3, in consecutive fights, with each one surpassing the last.
The PPV buys only tell half the story and when you factor in gates receipts, it gives a clear indication of the magnitude of McGregor’s drawing capabilities.
McGregor’s last four fights have taken place in Las Vegas, and he now owns 4 out of the top 5 spots for the highest MMA gate totals in the state’s history.