If you are still in doubt as to why Conor McGregor is the box office king, these new numbers will explain why.
We recently stated that Conor’s comeback helped ESPN+ score an extra one million buys.
Now, the new number explain just what that means.
According to a recent report from Dave Meltzer, his fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 has shattered the online streaming record.
The previous record was held by YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul, who competed in an exhibition fight last year.
Meltzer explains how the numbers add up for everyone’s bank account.
“The price for McGregor vs. Cerrone was raised to $64.99 on top of the $4.99 per month to be an ESPN+ subscriber, meaning just under $70 total,” he said.
“McGregor vs. Cerrone would have generated $70 million based on those numbers just in streaming revenue, as well as an $11 million live gate at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,” he added.
According to Dave, there is much more. “That wouldn’t include revenue from television and streaming pay-per-view outside the U.S., which could hit $20 million,” he added.
Indeed, UFC 246 broke the live gate record of $10 million for T-Mobile Arena.
According to Conor, he is estimated to bank around $80 million once all the final numbers are tallied.
That includes his base pay, post-fight bonuses, sponsorships and PPV buy shares.
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