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Posted by Numba_33, Mon Jul-12-21 09:54 AM
and it does appear that he is washed compared to his prime from roughly 3-4 years ago, but it appears Conor is the UFC's biggest star by a wide margin.
If Dana was accurate in his post fight presser in regards to this card grossing over 1 million PPV buys, the only fighters that can garner those numbers on the roster are Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou, and that might be a stretch given how Dana is playing games with both fighters getting fights. As skilled stylistically and media savvy as Stylerbender is, his last fight got around 600k PPV buys.
I have to think Dana is going to milk Conor for as many fights as they can possibly get. For better or for worse, I also have to think Conor is well aware of this. It wouldn't surprise me if he gets more money in his return fight than what Charles Olivera or Dustin Poirier will get if either one of them are champion when Conor returns.