The consensus has been that the upcoming bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will be the biggest fight in UFC history, and Dana White’s reporting things are trending in that direction.
McGregor will face the lightweight champ on October 6th, in what will be the headliner for UFC 229. Recently White spoke with ESPN, and while doing so, the UFC President said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“It’s massive,” White said. “There has been a lot of talk about this thing doing 2 million buys. We’re trending right now at 2.5 million buys so that’s how big this fight is. The biggest fight we’d ever done was Diaz vs. McGregor at almost 1.6 million pay-per-view buys. Then we did the Floyd Mayweather fight. And now this by far is the biggest fight and one of the biggest fights ever in combat sports to be honest with you.”
There you have it. It will be interesting to see if the card ends up delivering on that estimate. October 6th, and the fight week leading up to UFC 229, is going to be nuts.
UFC 229 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.