Conor McGregor's Massive Impact Appreciated By Disney CEO After UFC 246 Fight

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Disney CEO Bob Iger claimed that Conor McGregor's much-awaited return against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 had a massive impact on ESPN's subscribers.

Written By Raj Sarkar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Conor McGregor is capable of selling a show with just his name in it. The former two-division champion of UFC is still the biggest prodigy of the MMA community. His massive return at UFC 246 showcased his immense popularity. Apart from notching a spectacular 40-second KO victory against Donald Cerrone, Conor McGregor went on to break many more records in his latest fight. UFC 246 headlined by Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone is the most streamed live event in history. It was such a massive pay-per-view event that Bob Iger (CEO of Disney) analysed Conor McGregor’s impact on ESPN’s subscribers.

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UFC News: Disney CEO opens up about Conor McGregor’s effect


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Bob Iger, the man who handles the whole of Walt Disney, acknowledged that Conor McGregor had a massive impact on ESPN’s subscribers with his UFC 246 return. According to Bob Iger, “Conor McGregor boosted ESPN+ subscriptions from 6.6 to 7.6 million.” 

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UFC News: What’s next for Conor McGregor?

The Irish gladiator has expressed his interest in fighting before the summer ends and he has a lot of names before him. Jorge Masvidal has been going crazy over a potential matchup with Conor McGregor. However, Conor has shown zero interest in fighting the BMF. In the meantime, Dana White has hinted at a ‘Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov 2’ showdown. Also, Conor called out Nate Diaz for a trilogy fight at the UFC 246 post-fight press conference.

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