Conor McGregor hobbled away from UFC 264 with some excellent news and a few unhealthy information. The unhealthy information? He misplaced a foot. The excellent news? With his Pay Per View bonus, he can undoubtedly afford the hospital invoice. He can really afford a model new bionic foot, although that might not be authorized if he is planning to enter the octagon once more some day.
On Saturday evening Conor McGregor confronted off towards Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.
Saturday’s occasion was the highly-anticipated third McGregor-Poirier struggle. Conor gained their first bout by knockout again in 2014. Dustin gained the rematch simply six months in the past, additionally by knockout.
So as you’ll be able to perceive, there was a variety of hype for the third installment. It was time to settle the rating as soon as and for all.
And although he was coming off a loss, Conor remains to be in one other galaxy on the subject of star energy, so he due to this fact earned a base wage $5 million, That was greater than 3 times Dustin’s $1.5 million assure.
A Gruesome Ending
As you might have heard, Saturday’s struggle resulted in a really disappointing and ugly approach. Towards the top of the primary spherical, one in all Conor’s ft principally broke off on the ankle as he took a step again. Conor claimed it was a freak accident brought on by his personal brute stepping power. Dustin claimed the foot fractured on an earlier kick landed by McGregor, a declare Conor vehemently denied earlier than alleging that Dustin’s spouse has been slipping into his DMs.
In the top, Conor was carted off in a stretcher together with his leg (and delight) in a splint.
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Pay Per View
If that is Conor’s final time preventing professionally, he is going out with a crack and a pocket full of money.
According to early reviews, no less than 1.8 million individuals ordered UFC 264’s Pay Per View.
As a end result, Dustin Poirier earned a bonus of $3.6 million for complete earnings of $5.1 million.
Thanks to his a lot bigger star energy, Conor McGregor’s PPV bonus will probably land within the $18 million vary, giving him complete earnings of…
I’m not even positive why Conor was nonetheless preventing on Saturday. He would not even want $23 million. Conor has earned no less than $150 million within the final 6 months, the vast majority of which got here in April when he and a few companions sold the beverage company Proper 12 for $600 million.
If I had a net worth of $200 million, the one cage you’d see me preventing in can be stuffed with Ok-Y Jelly throughout from 2-3 bikini clad girls as opponents.