Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White proclaimed that Khabib Nurmagomedov, not Conor McGregor, was now the man, and “Notorious” would have to wait to see if “The Eagle” wanted to grant him a rematch.
Conor, of course, took exception to that statement.
While one can understand why Dana would say that, due to the fact that Khabib is the lightweight champion and defeated Conor at UFC 229, being the man doesn’t always boil down to titles.
Especially in a sport that is so dependent on numbers, which then equates to bigger paydays. And in case you didn’t know, Conor has participated in four of the five highest selling pay-per-view events in UFC’s history.
Here is a quick refresher course.
Indeed, Conor has sold more PPV’s than Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, Chuck Liddell, Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre. So when it comes to having a bigger impact on the promotion, Conor is still king.
That said, “Notorious” can remind everyone just how mighty he can make the dollar for himself and UFC once he returns to action, which is now expected to happen in early 2020 against an opponent to be determined at a future date.
Regardless of who is standing across from McGregor, it is sure to make big bank at the PPV box office for everyone involved.
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