Conor McGregor’s Return Sets Record with Highest Gate in UFC History at UFC 303

Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated return has shattered the UFC’s live-gate record, according to UFC President Dana White, even though the fight is still two months away.

Conor McGregor Record

McGregor is set to face Michael Chandler in the main event of UFC 303 on June 29. This fight marks the Irish superstar’s first appearance in the Octagon in three years, following his broken leg in a bout against Dustin Poirier in July 2021.

Despite concerns about McGregor’s fitness and performance, the excitement surrounding his comeback is undeniable. White announced at a recent Fight Night press conference that McGregor vs. Chandler has already generated “way over $20 million” in ticket sales, setting a new live-gate record for the UFC.

Fans have criticized the high ticket prices for UFC 303, which will be held at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena. However, this hasn’t deterred buyers, as many tickets, including VIP packages priced at over $12,000, have already been sold.

The previous live-gate record was $17.7 million, set by McGregor’s knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden. McGregor’s loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018 is the second-highest, with just under $17.2 million in ticket sales at the T-Mobile Arena.

At 35, McGregor is seeking his first win since January 2020. His opponent, 38-year-old Michael Chandler, last fought in November 2022, losing to Dustin Poirier by submission.

McGregor’s return is set to be a monumental event, breaking records and reigniting his journey in the UFC. Fans around the world are eagerly awaiting this epic showdown.

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