UNITED STATES: UFC has done some massive PPV events throughout the years but when Conor McGregor entered UFC he just showed everyone that he is a very big draw and he is the pay-per-view king. It doesn’t matter if he is the double champ or he is on a losing streak, Conor McGregor is still the biggest superstar of UFC when it comes to selling PPV. So without further ado below are the top 5 PPV events of UFC:-
5) UFC 246- Conor McGregor Vs Donald Cerrone
This PPV event was the comeback of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor returned to the UFC cage after suffering a loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov in the Lightweight title fight. In this Welterweight fight, Conor knocked out Cerrone in just 40 secs and showed everyone that he is not finished yet. UFC 246 sold 1.3 million PPV buys.
4) UFC 202- Nate Diaz Vs Conor McGregor 2
This was one of the bloodiest matches in UFC history. Nate Diaz defeated Conor McGregor via submission in their first fight, so this was one of the most anticipated rematches and in this rematch, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz via majority decision. UFC 202 sold 1.6 million PPV buys.
3) UFC 257- Conor McGregor Vs Dustin Poirier 2
This was a rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Conor McGregor defeated Dustin Poirier via knockout when they fought for the first time. In this rematch, Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor in the 2nd round to win the fight. In this fight, Dustin Poirier became the first fighter to knock out Conor McGregor. This rematch at UFC 257 sold 1.6 million PPV buys.
2) UFC 264- Conor McGregor Vs Dustin Poirier 3
Before the fight, Conor Mcgregor and Dustin Poirier had huge verbal brawls. Conor was not pleased with Poirier’s tweet in which he said that Conor McGregor didn’t donate a single penny to his foundation. Conor got furious and at the weigh-ins, Conor even said that he’ll kill Dustin in the cage. But in this fight, the stars weren’t on McGregor’s side as he broke his ankle at the first round and Dustin Poirier won the fight Via Technical Stoppage. UFC 264 the trilogy between McGregor and Poirier sold around 1.8 million PPV buys.
1) UFC 229- Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Conor McGregor
This was the most heated and most real rivalry in UFC history from the build-up to the fight itself. They both hated each other and the feud between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov started way before their scheduled bout. In this fight Khabib defeated Conor McGregor via submission in the 4th round to retain his UFC Lightweight title. UFC 229 sold a whopping 2.2 million PPV buys making it the most successful UFC event of all time.