Surprise, surprise! The rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, which saw the two battle it out for five rounds at UFC 202, has set the UFC’s pay-per-view buyrate record.
As per Dave Meltzer:
Current estimates indicate that UFC 202, the Aug. 20 show headlined by Conor McGregor’s decision win over Nate Diaz, will be the most successful non-boxing pay-per-view event in the history of the genre.
Current estimates have the show doing 1.65 million buys on pay-per-view, putting it slightly ahead of UFC 196, the first McGregor vs. Diaz fight, which was estimated at 1.6 million. Both would be ahead of the prior record set at UFC 100 for the second Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir fight.
Obviously, this means that there will most definitely be a third fight. And why shouldn’t there be? McGregor and Diaz make for good drama, good action, and everyone involved is making some serious cheddar.