Conor McGregor is taking pay-per-view to a whole new level…
After a breakthrough period in 2015/16, UFC star Conor McGregor hit the mainstream. Scoring knockout wins against Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez saw the Irish star become the first simultaneous two-weight world champion.
Since UFC 205, McGregor has announced he’ll be taking 10 months off from fighting. Undoubtedly the biggest attraction in MMA right now, McGregor has plans for making money during his time off.
According to a report on FOX Sports, current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is charging $4.25 to watch him speak. Here’s the details:
“McGregor will be sitting down with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani for a “scripted” interview in Manchester’s Event City in Trafford Park. This event has sold out the entire 5,000 tickets but will be streamed live for roughly $4.25 through www.notoriouslive.tv.”
This event was set up by McGregor himself and is being described as ” A 60-minute intimate interview discussing everything from Conor’s journey to the top” according to Paradigm Sports UK representative Rick Grogan as he spoke to Manchester Evening News. In addition to the live interview, the 5,000 VIPs and fans will enjoy food and music at this momentous event. Following the interview, guests will get the opportunity to meet McGregor and enjoy themselves at the after-party that will take place in the nightclub within EventCity.
Here To Take Over?
Those infamous words are now ringing more than ever. The question is-with this kind of global appeal, does Conor McGregor need to fight? If the answer is no, the UFC might find themselves in a very advantageous position in contract negotiations.