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Watch: Dana White says Conor McGregor’s comeback gate is ‘already means over $20 million’

Conor McGregor is big business. June’s UFC 303 event, which is to be topped by McGregor’s return to active competition after a three-year absence, is already among the most lucrative fight cards in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, according to the promotion’s CEO Dana White. McGregor will compete for the first time since sustaining a serious

Watch: Dana White says Conor McGregor’s comeback gate is ‘already means over $20 million’

Conor McGregor is huge enterprise.

June’s UFC 303 occasion, which is to be topped by McGregor’s return to lively competitors after a three-year absence, is already among the many most profitable battle playing cards in Final Combating Championship historical past, in accordance with the promotion’s CEO Dana White.

McGregor will compete for the primary time since sustaining a severe leg damage in his most up-to-date bout within the cage within the UFC 303 essential occasion, the place he’ll tackle former Bellator champion (and his opposing coach on final yr’s season of ‘The Final Fighter’) Michael Chandler in a battle which is to function the bookend to the UFC’s annual Worldwide Battle Week in Las Vegas.

And as Dana White defined to the media, together with The Mac Life, following final Saturday evening’s occasion in St. Louis, Missouri, the anticipation of McGregor’s return has been nicely and actually mirrored within the ticket gross sales.

“It’s already means over $20 million,” stated White of the ticket gross sales for the battle, which takes place within the T-Cellular Area.

That determine — $20 million — is a brand new high-water mark for the UFC’s ticket promoting capabilities, and represents the only most profitable gate within the firm’s historical past.

The earlier highest gate in UFC historical past was the $17.7 million taken on the door for the UFC 205 battle card topped by McGregor’s light-weight title win towards former champ Eddie Alvarez.

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Along with his ticket gross sales dominance, McGregor additionally stands alone as the most important pay-per-view commodity within the UFC historical past, having been answerable for eight of the highest ten biggest-selling pay-per-view occasions.

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