sport news Conor McGregor reveals UFC 257 bout with Dustin Poirier garnered 1.5m PPV buys

sport news Conor McGregor reveals UFC 257 bout with Dustin Poirier garnered 1.5m PPV buys
sport news Conor McGregor reveals UFC 257 bout with Dustin Poirier garnered 1.5m PPV buys
Conor McGregor posts picture of his UFC bonus cheque from second fight with Dustin Poirier in January that raked in 1.5m PPV sales... as Irishman celebrates catching a SHARK in Miami Conor McGregor has revealed the official pay-per-view figures for UFC 257  The Irishman, 33, suffered defeat by second round knockout to Dustin Poirier  McGregor confirmed that the Fight Island event garnered 1,504,737 purchases He met Poirier again in July at UFC 264, which reportedly achieved 1.8m buys McGregor has spent time in the US and recently caught a shark in Miami  

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Conor McGregor may be enduring a torrid run of one win in four UFC fights, but the Irishman remains the sport's biggest attraction after he revealed the pay-per-view figures for his clash with Dustin Poirier last January.

McGregor, 33, made his return to the Octagon nine months ago at UFC 257, taking on lightweight rival Poirier in his pursuit of the 155-pound division summit. 

However, McGregor suffered a second round defeat by knockout - the first time he had been stopped by knockout - scuppering his plans of a rematch with arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Conor McGregor has revealed the pay-per-view figures for his UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor has revealed the pay-per-view figures for his UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier

The Irishman, 33, suffered a second round defeat by the American on Fight Island in January

The Irishman, 33, suffered a second round defeat by the American on Fight Island in January

Reports had suggested that UFC 257 garnered 1.6million pay-per-view buys, ranking as the third-biggest PPV card in UFC history.

And McGregor has confirmed that the true figure was in fact 1,504,737, posting an image to Twitter of the paperwork he received for the U|FC 257 showing. 

The PPV price for UFC 257 was set at US$69.99 (£51,43() for subscribers of ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+, while new subscribers could pay a price of $89.99 (£66.13) for the PPV and an

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