McGregor Generated $55.4 Million in Ticket Sales

From the excitable Japanese announcers who need no interpreter to make their enthusiasm understood, to the iconic and immediate post-fight finish music, you come away with the sense that, yes, Mayweather-McGregor was a fight that really should have taken place in Japan's PRIDE organization.

Now, while McGregor prepares to move on from the loss and onto his next target, Floyd "Money" Mayweather prepares to savour his retirement and more casino visits so that he can win the jackpot.

Six months later, McGregor avenged the defeat by knocking Diaz down multiple times en route to a majority decision victory at UFC 202. "This last one, I passed out and had the doctors nearly not cleared me for the fight". After all, McGregor had expressed an interest in fighting the undefeated lightweight, in his native Russian Federation. "I just don't want to assume we're going to get that 10 to 15 percent, because I don't want to in two weeks have to say, 'Well, sorry, we didn't actually break the record'". "If he's to fight MMA again, it will probably have to be the victor of (Ferguson versus Lee)".


"The back and forth, there's nothing like it".

"It's probably a little late in the day to realistically expect another fight before the end of the year, because even after this hiatus is over, a lot goes into the planning and execution of a training camp at our level". To do that again would be unbelievable. "As I see it, the fans would like that over everything else".

But, if the UFC can lock up a deal in Russian Federation for a fight between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, that could also be huge. "Tony is a solid fighter, but he doesn't have the kind of appeal that would get your blood racing, particularly in the context of coming from the excitement of the Nate Diaz rematch, the historical significance of beating Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, and the novelty of facing the greatest boxer of his generation". Both fights won Fight of the Night honours. Maybe that bout does happen next instead. One of those guys will likely need to score a ridiculously, impressive win, in order to jump past Diaz in the queue.


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