DANA WHITE believes Conor McGregor’s rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov may promote a UFC document of 3MILLION pay-per-views.
The bitter rivals smashed the UFC’s box office record in their 2018 fight, which bought 2.4m PPVs.
Khabib and Conor McGregor earlier than their 2018 struggle Credit score: AP:Related Press
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Nurmagomedov received the grudge match with a fourth spherical submission, however a post-fight brawl fuelled demand for a rematch.
Regardless of Khabib saying his retirement in October, UFC president White nonetheless thinks a second struggle with McGregor is ‘large’ and certain to be historic.
However it could nonetheless fall wanting the 4.4m PPVs bought when McGregor crossed over to the boxing ring, shedding to Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
White informed TheMacLife: “Khabib versus Conor 2 is very large.
“We did that complete world tour and all that hype and vitality to recover from 4million buys.
“I imagine that struggle may do between 2.5 and 3million pay-per-view buys.”
Nurmagomedov, 32, has left the light-weight division up within the air as he hung up the gloves after beating Justin Gaethje, 31, at UFC 254.
It adopted after his first struggle since the loss of his influential father Abdulmanap, who handed away aged 57 in July.
However beforehand, Nurmagomedov had confirmed it was at all times their plan to retire unbeaten in 30 fights.
With the Russian one win away from attaining the purpose, White is set to meet with Khabib to see if he will return for one final fight.
However he has warned it’s going to solely be a brief dialog, with no plan to steer comeback Nurmagomedov into coming again.
White stated: “There’s going to be no pitch, that is going to be a 5 minute dialog.
“When he fought final time and it was right here, he was harm, emotional.
“The stuff that man needed to face and take care of main as much as that struggle, it is loopy and the way in which he carried out below that kind of stress bodily and emotionally is so badass.
“He is had loads of time without work, loads of time to assume, loads of time to speak to relations, digest all of this and get wholesome.
“So, it’ll be an actual fast dialog.”