Bas Rutten: “Fight Between McGregor And Anjos Could Break Record For Pay-Per-View Sales”


UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten believes that if Conor McGregor wants to, he can become a co-promoter with the UFC. The Irishman has previously hinted at such a possibility, and this can be believed, given how popular McGregor’s “brand” is.

“Yes, I think Conor has all the trump cards right now,” Rutten said in an interview with Submission Radio. “Everyone wants to see him. It doesn’t matter if you want him to lose or win, you want to see him. We’re talking about an extra four or five hundred thousand sold pay-per-view, compared to a regular card. I think that the fight between McGregor and Anjos could break the record for sales of pay-per-view. Perhaps the figure will be in the region of 1.5 or 1.6 million sold PPV “.

And even if McGregor does not want to become a co-promoter with a promotion, as many famous boxers do, then according to Rutten, he can always demand an increase in his share of paid broadcast sales.

“Let’s say a fighter usually gets $ 4 from one paid broadcast … I don’t know what the contract says, but McGregor might say,” Okay, how about splitting the profit in half after the number goes over 1, 2 million sold pay-per-view? “You see what I mean? And it would be very foolish of them to refuse him, because if they say no, they will lose all the money. If they agree, they will receive additional profits, and Conor himself will also be satisfied, “says Bas.

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