Conor McGregor signs a new deal with the UFC
McGregor signs a new six-fight deal with the UFC
UFC President Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor and the UFC have agreed on a six-fight deal.
The deal includes McGregor’s fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas on the 6 October at UFC 229. The fight will be the first time McGregor has fought in over 2 years.
White predicts that the event will attract over 2.5 million pay-per-view subscriptions, something White is pleased about saying “It’s going to be the biggest pay-per-view we’ve ever done. We’re trending at 2.5 million pay-per-views. It’s one of the biggest ever. Not just the UFC, but ever.”
White also confirmed the fight between Nurmagomedov and McGregor will make the Crumlin man the highest earning fighter in promotion history.
“Conor knows exactly what he’s worth and what he expects to get,” said White when discussing the deal “It was not hard to get a deal done with Conor McGregor because we also know what he’s worth.
McGregor’s last fight was a second-round TKO against Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. He was then stripped of his lightweight due to inaction, and Nurmagomedov took the title over on April 8 with a win over Al Iaquinta.
The deal will also see McGregor’s new “Proper Whiskey” become a sponsor of every fight he participates in.
“You bet your bollocks it is,” “On the canvas. On the canvas. Like his blood will be on the canvas October 6th” said McGregor when the new sponsorship agreement was brought up at his press conference on Thursday.