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Conor McGregor’s UFC Return Already Breaking Records: Gate Surpasses $20 Million Mark

Conor McGregor’s UFC Return Already Breaking Records: Gate Surpasses $20 Million Mark

Conor McGregor’s much-anticipated return to the octagon promises not only an exciting fight…
But also record-breaking revenue figures.

Scheduled for June 29th, McGregor’s comeback bout against former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler at UFC 303 is set to be a financial recordbreaker, with projections indicating unprecedented earnings for the promotion.

During the post-fight press conference following UFC St. Louis, CEO Dana White disclosed the gate revenue for “The Notorious'” return:

It’s already way over $20 million.

McGregor’s legacy as a revenue generator is well-documented, with three of the four highest-grossing gates in UFC history attributed to his fights.
His bout with then-lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 remains the top-grossing event, raking in an impressive $17.7 million.

But that doesn’t really top what McGregor is earning “on the side” of his martial arts career.
For example, he became a BKFC co-owner not too long ago!

David Feldman, BKFC president, revealed how that came to be:

He came to our event — in two days it will be a year [ago] — in Denver.

He jumped in the ring, he called out Mike Perry in fun, and one thing led to another.
We partnered with his beer, for his Irish stout, and they became a sponsor of us.

He fell in love with this.

We had some unbelievable conversations, some great ideas already exchanging.

It was funny, I was telling my wife: “I was dying for Conor McGregor to call me and now the guy won’t stop calling me.”
It’s unbelievable.

But he is so excited about this thing.
I really think it takes it to the next level.