McGregor vs Aldo will struggle to live up the pre-fight hype, not because they won’t put on a masterful fight but because of the unparalleled build up to their brawl
“UFC 194 is set for a $10 million gate, which would be a UFC record at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.” – Dana White
It’ll be hard to justify a $10 million gate, an expected 600k+ PPV buys and roughly 18-months of promo. Anything short of a Conor McGregor monster KO will leave fans feeling cheated.
Dana White and the UFC on the other hand will gladly take the monster payout the fight has generated and if it does somehow live up to expectations they’ll double their profit with a rematch.
“This thing is trending in every way, shape and form to be the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” White said.