Conor McGregor earned himself the UFC featherweight title in what turned out to be a 13-second fight against dominant former champ Jose Aldo.
McGregor's victory was the quickest title fight in UFC history, topping former UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey's 16-second tapout of Cat Zingano.
And according to Forbes, McGregor's win estimates to earn him more per second than Rousey's win over Bethe Correia, which according to the report was $147,000 per second and north of $5 million (thanks to sponsorship and fight pay).
"Going off the lowest figures in that equation, one million PPV buys with a $3 cut, McGregor would already be getting paid more than $230,000 per second. Add in his $580,000 combined fight and sponsor pay, and that number rises to more than $275,000 per second ($3.5 million total). In case you're curious, a more optimistic estimate for McGregor — say, a $5 PPV cut and 1.5 million PPV buys — would equate to nearly $622,000 per second ($8 million total)."
The news just keeps getting better for the trash-talking Irishman, McGregor. We'll soon find out whether Rousey can top the mark again, and get her title back in the highly-anticipated rematch against Holly Holm.
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