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These numbers are absolutely mind-blowing in today's climate. This would've been 2.6million PPV buys without the ESPN+ paywall.
Not only did Conor do 1million PPV buys, Conor brought in 500k new subs to espn+. That is insane. Conor is bigger than ever. Long live Conor-mania. Full steam ahead into the Khabib rematch, when Conor knocks Khabib dead.
Khabob vs Poirier performed so poorly, so below expectations, in PPV numbers, and in subs, that numbers were never released for it. It was largely ignored and swept under the rug. Yet ESPN is shouting out Conor's numbers from the rooftops. That's how you know what is real and what is not. Now the UFC is finally starting to learn that Khabib is no where that kind of star with the casual fanbase, and that Khabib had little to do with UFC 229 (Those numbers were due to Conor coming off of boxing and making his return to MMA). Khabib will have no choice but to accept the Conor rematch. Khabib has zero leverage. The numbers prove who the real Aside is.
What's that saying? Men and women lie, but numbers never lie. Conor's numbers are mind blowing. yet there are still idiots out there trying to deny just how vital Conor is to the UFC and ESPN. Conor saved the UFC yet again. Not just the UFC, ESPN owes Conor everything. Yeah, Conor 100% deserves a piece of the pie/shares, considering how much he brings in. Conor's star power is out of this world. Jones in 1 week won't even do a fraction of these buys or a fraction of those subs. Conor has rarely ever been truly appreciated for just how special he is. This was a fantastic reminder/eye opener. You ain't getting shit with Khabib, Jones, or Adesanya. Conor is and always will be in another universe. The C in UFC stands for Conor. Conor is the UFC. The UFC is Conor