Conor McGregor has signed a brand new eight-fight cope with the UFC, president Dana White confirmed on Thursday.
Phrases weren’t disclosed, however White stated the deal might make McGregor probably the most cash within the sport, particularly given his pay-per-view attraction.
White stated pay-per-view buys for UFC 206 on Oct. 6, which has McGregor combating Khabib Nurmagomedov for the world light-weight championship as the primary occasion, had been trending towards 2.5 million buys. The document for a UFC occasion is 1.6 million buys, for McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
“It isn’t arduous to do a cope with Conor McGregor as a result of we all know what he is price,” White advised ESPN.
The deal contains McGregor’s new whiskey, Correct Whiskey, as a sponsor in each UFC occasion by which McGregor fights.
“You wager your bollocks it’s,” McGregor stated, when requested if the emblem of his product could have a presence within the octagon. “On the canvas. On the canvas. Like [Nurmagomedev’s] blood will probably be on the canvas.”
UFC 229 will mark McGregor’s return to the Octogon after practically two years. His final struggle was a second spherical TKO in opposition to Eddie Alvarez. He was stripped of the light-weight belt due to inaction, and Nurmagomedov took the title over on April Eight with a win over Al Iaquinta.