Conor McGregor reveals UFC 246 numbers as top 2020 PPV, but Jorge Masvidal’s manager begs to differ
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It doesn't often happen that we're familiar with hard numbers when it comes to UFC pay-per-views. Company President Dana White rarely gives a big estimate, other than that an event "tends to be one of the greatest," or similar platitudes.
However, Conor McGregor recently released numbers showing the total pay-per-view purchases for his UFC 246 headlining Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, claiming this was the highest pay-per-view win of the year.
A letter from UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC to McGregor shows UFC 246 estimates at 1,285,562, but actual aggregate reports as of October 31, 2020 as 1,353,429.
It was no surprise that McGregor's 40-second knockout from Cerrone brought in over a million purchases. This has been widely reported. But 1.35 million purchases are well over a million.
However, Jorge Masvidal manager Abraham Kawa has rejected McGregor's claim that it was the top draw of 2020. Kawa claims that his client's fight with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 in July was actually the UFC's top draw of the year.
Kawa didn't provide McGregor with numbers to aid his meter, merely saying that they also have access to their pay-per-view numbers. He then wished McGregor the best of luck in his January 2021 when he faced Dustin Poirier in the UFC 257 main event.
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