McGregor Claims Makhachev Vs. Poirier Flopped On PPV

Conor McGregor has claimed that the PPV numbers for Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier were low. 

The UFC 302 clash was being mentioned as Poirier’s final possible fight. Dustin had already missed out on the lightweight belt, with losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov (UFC 242 in 2019) and Charles Oliveira (UFC 269 in 2021). The KO loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 was also tough to take, as he missed out on the BMF Belt.

With fans potentially having the last time to see Dustin, the PPV numbers would have been expected to be high. Poirier ultimately lost a fifth-round submission. McGregor has now suggested the event flopped in a deleted post On X. 

The UFC has not released the PPV numbers, meaning McGregor’s comments are unlikely to be true. The Notorious could be building up his return, given he is scheduled to face Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on June 29. His PPV numbers are likely to be higher than those of Makhachev vs. Poirier. But if there is enough demand, it could set the foundation for a possible match-up between McGregor and Islam/Poirier. 

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