As youâ€™ll see over the coming pages, thereâ€™s a ton of money in fighting. Whether itâ€™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, weâ€™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? Letâ€™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. Itâ€™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.