This could be the UFC's biggest ever pay-per-view event
The UFC is in line to break its own pay-per-view record following UFC 196 which took place last weekend.
The promotion claims that the event, which was headlined by the Nate Diaz v Conor McGregor fight, is expected to be their most profitable event ever in terms of pay-per-view earnings.
But now it looks as though UFC 196 will bypass both of those events based on the promotion's projections.
PPV subscriptions usually cost between $50-55 dollars and considering that Conor McGregor takes home $5-7 for each PPV sold at events he headlines, he can expect to make a profit that will surely bring some comfort to the Nate Diaz defeat.
He already has the basic $1m purse and when you factor in all the earnings from all his sponsorship deals, the Crumlin born fighter should comfortably surpass the reported $8m he was awarded at UFC 194.