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McGregor UFC 303 return might be document gate north of $20M


The UFC is breaking varied information for itself at seemingly each flip, however the promotion goes to do one thing at UFC 303 that’s removed from inconsequential.

The group is poised to do its first reside gate in extra of $20 million for the June 29 occasion at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, which is headlined by the extremely anticipated return of Conor McGregor, who meets Michael Chandler in a welterweight bout.

After the costly ticket costs for the cardboard just lately had been revealed and seats went on sale, there was hypothesis UFC 303 would surpass the present all-time UFC reside gate document of $17.7 million at UFC 205 in November 2016 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.

It’s no coincidence that occasion was headlined by McGregor, as effectively, who captured the light-weight belt from Eddie Alvarez by second-round knockout. Now “The Infamous” is about for his return to motion following a virtually three-year layoff, and UFC CEO Dana White confirmed on Saturday that the numbers are already astronomical.

“It’s already method over $20 million,” White advised reporters on the UFC on ESPN 56 post-fight information convention in St. Louis.

Though there have been a number of $20 million gates over the course of boxing historical past, UFC 303 will mark a primary for the game of MMA. Longtime boxing promoter and former Showtime govt Stephen Espinoza ripped White and the UFC for by no means hitting that time in September, and regardless of now crossing that off the listing, the UFC boss stated it’s no level of gratification to that individual dig.

“Who offers a flying f*ck what Espinoza thinks?” White stated. “The place is Espinoza? Yeah (he’s out of a job).”

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