Conor McGregor signs new six-fight deal with UFC
Irish MMA star and boxer Conor McGregor has committed to a six-fight deal with the UFC, which according to UFC president Dana White, could make him the most money in the sport.
Dana White confirmed that the contract is valid for six bouts, rather than eight fights as previously stated.
The deal will include McGregor’s matchup against Khabib Nurmagomedov at the UFC 229 on the 6th October, which will mark his return to the octagon after nearly two years.
The agreement also states that at every UFC event in which the star fights, his new Whiskey brand, Proper Whiskey, will be a sponsor.
In speaking to ESPN, White said: “It’s not hard to do a deal with Conor McGregor because we know what he’s worth.”
Tickets for the Irishman’s matchup with Nurmagomedov at the UFC 229 sold out within three minutes and pay-per-view buys for the event were trending the 2.5 million mark.
TV ratings for the organisation’s events have been in decline in McGregor’s absence, so his decision to commit to the UFC for six fights will come as a major boost to the promotion.
The organisation has been criticised for welcoming back the superstar after his lengthy layoffs and legal issues.