Report: 1.6mil UFC 257 PPV Buys, Third Most of All-Time

Conor McGregor - UFC 257 PPV Buys
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor waits for the start of his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor has done it again. The Irish bad boy who lost to Dustin Poirier has reportedly done 1.6 million UFC 257 PPV buys.

UFC 257 did 1.6mil PPV Buys

According to The National News, Sports Business Journal reported this past Monday that the Fight Island event did 1.6 million buys, 1.2 million on ESPN+ and 400,000 internationally.

This number marks it the third most successful UFC pay-per-view of all-time. The top-two PPV’s featured McGregor as well.

UFC 202 in 2016 came in second place knocked up 1.65 million buys when McGregor beat Nate Diaz via majority decision. And the top spot goes to UFC 229 in 2018 when Khabib Nurmagomedov beat “The Notorious,” which earned a reported 2.4 million buys.

UFC 257 PPV Buys = Third of All-Time

The loss to Poirier will likely not tarnish much of the McGregor enamour, as we’ve seen him lose in the past and he still holds five of the top six biggest selling cards of all time.

It is unknown as to when McGregor will return to the cage. Pre-fight, the 32-year-old stated to ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, “I’ve got four fights left on this contract with the UFC. I’d do it (complete the contract) in the first quarter of 2021 if they (the UFC) gave me the dates.”

There have been a number of names come to the table, such as a trilogy with either Poirier or Diaz. But more likely than not, the four fights in the first quarter of 2021 will not happen.

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