It seems quite unlikely McGregor s existence would push UFC 200’s buyrate over the 4.4 million mark set by Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, however this is McGregor’s little jab at his promoter.
UFC officials sacked his organized rematch with Nate Diaz (19-10 MMA, 14-8 UFC) when he declined to travel to Las Vegas for media obligations in assistance of UFC 200, which touched off a public-relations spat that continues to play out online.
Late this previous month, McGregor bluffed a reconciliation with the UFC, just to be shot down by authorities. On Sunday, he prodded the UFC to cut the (BS) and put the fight back on the card.
To explain the cash lost by his absence, McGregor touted his stellar record at the box office. He fixed a fan who cited UFC 100’s reported buy rate of 1.6 million as the standard of PPV success (through Twitter).
I beat it by 400,000 buys, he wrote. Which alone was 100,000 more buys than UFC 197 made IN TOTAL. #KillShot.
This past month s UFC 197 event included Jon Jones interim title win over Ovince Saint Preux, who stepped in for injured champ Daniel Cormier. Heated rivals Jones and Cormier are now slated to headline UFC 200.
McGregor’s eye is still firmly on a second fight with Diaz, who submitted him in the 2nd round of their blockbuster non-title welterweight fight at March’s UFC 196 event.
Notorious brushed aside a fan who explained his previous loss (through Twitter).