Conor McGregor Shows Off UFC 257 Pay-Per-View Buys, Which Topped 1.5 Million
Conor McGregor revealed some pay-per-view numbers to show he isn’t just all talk.
McGregor (22-6) tweeted a letter from the UFC that shows more than 1.5 million viewers ordered his rematch battle against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 back on January 23. Though Poirier defeated McGregor in the fight – and the fight after that – McGregor continues to show he is one of the most watched fighters in the UFC.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 4, 2021
That number — 1,504,737 — would rank UFC 257 as the third highest-selling UFC pay-per-view event of all time, data shows. UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, which made 2.4 million, and UFC 264: McGregor vs. Poirier 3, which racked up 1.8 million, remains in the top two spots, respectively.
McGregor suffered a second-round knockout loss to Poirier in that January fight. The Irish fighter then met with Poirier a third time in July at UFC 264, but was handed a TKO loss and ended up in the hospital with a severe leg injury, which he is still recuperating from.
Still, McGregor appears to be kicking in the headlines and in finances.
He was ranked as the No. 1 highest paid athlete in sports. He is expected to return to the octagon around January 2022.