Dustin Poirier’s KO of Conor McGregor one of top selling UFC PPVs of all time
Dustin Poirier’s knockout of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 centerpiece pressed the occasion to be among the promo’s leading selling pay televisions of perpetuity.
According to John Ourand of The Sports Journal, UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 has actually topped 1.6 million pay-per-view buys, which would put it in line with UFC president Dana White’s enjoyment over the numbers.
“It was a good night. It was a really good night. Top two all time,” White stated at the UFC 257 post-fight interview.
“Saturday’s UFC PPV is tracking to be one of ESPN+’s highest selling pay-per-view events since it started carrying UFC nearly two years ago. Sources say ESPN+ logged around 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 another 400,000 buys internationally, for a total of 1.6 million global buys, which would place it as one of the best-selling UFC PPVs of all time. At the post-fight presser, Dana White sepculated that ity could make the ‘top two of all time.’”
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) January 26, 2021
If that number holds, UFC 257 would land in a dead heat with UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2 for 3rd on the list of very popular UFC pay televisions of perpetuity.
According to the Sports Bible, those 2 occasions would still be surpassed by UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 at 1.65 million buys and UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor at 2.4 million buys.
That would put McGregor a minimum of connected for the leading 3 UFC pay televisions of perpetuity. He likewise holds the next 3 areas, indicating McGregor has actually become part of 6 of the UFC’s leading 7 pay-per-view occasions of perpetuity.
Which does not even include his boxing match opposite Floyd Mayweather, which supposedly created a minimum of 4.3 million buys.
ESPN dealt with grievances of troubles for many ESPN+ customers who had problem getting the UFC 257 stream to work. It’s uncertain just how much of an effect that had on the numbers or if it may even bring a few of the numbers down if refunds are provided.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.