Dana White has revealed the pay-per-view developments for Conor McGregor’s return to UFC motion in opposition to Dustin Poirier are BIGGER than the struggle with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
‘The Infamous’ will struggle for the primary time in additional than a 12 months when he meets Poirier on Struggle Island at UFC 257.
McGregor will even make his return to light-weight for the primary time since he was submitting by Khabib at UFC 229 in October 2018.
The Russian, who retired final 12 months, stays undefeated in skilled fight and can go down as the best to ever do it at 155lbs.
Nevertheless, White continues to be making an attempt to persuade ‘The Eagle’ to return to combating and met with Khabib final week. Though the 32-year-old admitted he would solely return if he noticed one thing ‘spectacular’, the UFC President continues to be pushing.
The pair met as soon as once more at a UAE Warriors occasion as a part of White’s ‘In search of A Struggle’ sequence in Abu Dhabi and he was caught on digicam goading the present light-weight champion.
He stated: “This struggle with Poirier is trending greater than the struggle with you and Conor on pay-per-view.
“Think about what you and Conor would do in one other struggle.”
The principle occasion on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas drew an attendance of 20,034 followers to generate a dwell gate income of $17.2million. It stays the most important PPV occasion in MMA historical past with an astonishing 2.4m buys.
As all the time on the present, White was joined by former UFC fighters Din Thomas and Matt Serra and ‘The Eagle’ gave his prediction for the struggle.
“Simply two rounds – Conor,” he stated. “Early it’s Conor.
“However, third spherical, quantity 4, I feel Dustin can beat this man.”