The plans for UFC 200 drastically changed, when the Ultimate Fighting Championship pulled Conor McGregor from his headlining bout against Nate Diaz for refusing to participate in media obligations.
With the rematch between McGregor and Diaz off the card, the UFC turned to a rematch between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim light heavyweight title holder Jon Jones. While that is a fantastic bout that any fight fan is excited for, McGregor believes the UFC will be losing money.
McGregor was spending his free time on Twitter taking questions from fans, when he shared his belief that the UFC 200 rematch with Diaz could have broken every record in the fight game, including the pay-per-view record held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 2, 2016
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao cleared 4.4 million buys, so that would have been a remarkable record for the UFC and McGregor to bring down.
Unfortunately, we will never know if McGregor could have broken that buyrate. He definitely couldn’t have by refusing to promote the fight, so like he said, “it was not to be.”
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