Conor McGregor might have lost the fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. However, UFC had one of its biggest nights on July 10 as the McGregor vs Poirier trilogy shattered records on the box office.
As per Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, Dana White has confirmed that UFC 264 has sold close to 1.8 million PPVs in the United States alone. So we may expect the number to go past 2 million when the final numbers are out.
To no one’s surprise, Conor McGregor remains the biggest draw in combat sports. #UFC264 reportedly sold 1.8 million PPV buys globally, which would make this the second-highest selling PPV broadcast in UFC history. https://t.co/5C5cqWSXNR
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) July 13, 2021
There is a possibility that UFC 264 will break the previous record of Conor McGregor, which was 2.4 million for his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 sold 1.7 million PPVs while McGregor vs Diaz 2 sold a whopping 1.6 million PPVs. So it’s safe to say that UFC 264 was the second biggest night of UFC in terms of PPV sales.
Record Gate and Crowd Attendance for UFC 264: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3
Dana White also revealed the gate and attendance for UFC 264. The fight took place in the T-Mobile arena, Las Vegas. And the McGregor mania ran wild once again.
The crowd in attendance for McGregor vs Poirier 3 was 20,062 and the total gate was 16.76 million. It is to be noted that the live gate for UFC 229 was over 17.1 million with an attendance of 20,034.
UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa received the performance of the night bonus for his KO win over Greg Hardy. Besides that Du Plessis also got the performance of the night bonus for his first-round KO win. Sean O’Malley vs Kris Mouthino was announced the fight of the night.
With that UFC 264 is in the books now and the fans await for Dustin Poirier to take on the UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira. More importantly, fans await to see what the future holds for the Notorious.
After a legendary career in the sport, will Conor McGregor come back to the octagon? or Will he call it a quit? Only time will tell.