As you’ll see over the coming pages, there’s a ton of money in fighting. Whether it’s gambling, prize money, or sponsorship dollars, people open their wallets on fight day. And so much of that money goes towards Pay-Per View buys.
Today on Filthy Rich, we’ll take a look at some of the most financially successful Pay-Per View (PPV) fights of all time and provide you with a little bit of insight as to why the heck they made so much money. Fighters, are you ready? Let’s get it on!
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
The first McGregor vs. Diaz in March of 2016 was a barn burner.
McGregor and Diaz preceded the event with a flurry of insults and public displays to hype their fight. It’s safe to say that the bad blood boiled over inside the cage, as the two talked trash the entire fight. Fighting at a break-neck pace, Diaz won via submission in the second round, setting up a classic rivalry and an inevitable rematch.
The excitement surrounding this first-time meeting led to 1.5 million PPV buys.