Conor McGregor and Habib, Nurmagomedova: Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA TODAY Sports / Reuters
The UFC 229, the main fight which was the fight of Habib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, a record number of units sold in the U.S. broadcasts. It is reported by MMA Fighting.
UFC sold 2.4 million PPV. The minimum cost was around $ 90. Revenue from the sale of UFC broadcasts has not yet been calculated.
The previous record was set in 2016, when McGregor fought Nate Diaz. Then the promotion was able to realize 1.5 million broadcasts.
The tournament took place on the night of October 7 in Las Vegas. Nurmagomedov McGregor won painful reception in the fourth round. After the match, a fight broke out, the Russians attacked the coach of the Irish against Dillon Dennis and his second zubayra tukhugov, in turn, attacked the McGregor.
After that, the head of UFC, Dana white stated that fighters participating in a fight will be dismissed from the promotion. It is primarily concerned Tuhugov, which was to go into battle against a friend McGregor, Artem Lobov. 11 Oct Nurmagomedov UFC has put forward an ultimatum: he promised to break his contract with the promotion if he fired Tokugawa. He noted that the UFC can keep his fee, the payment of which is frozen.
Video, photo All from Russia.