what percentage do you think Mcgregor contributes to the UFC's yearly income?

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  1. Imalive

    Imalive Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    he is the biggest draw but I think Mcgregor and his fans need to get a grip on reality.

    he fights on 2- 3 cards a year and I doubt he ever does more than 2 fights a year for the rest of his career while the ufc puts on 50 plus events a year. Take Mcgregor off his record breaking cards with another big fight and those cards still do well, not as well but they still make money. it's not like Mcgregor accounts for every dollar that card brings in.
     
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  2. chaoticmayhem

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    He probably brings in around $50 million a year for his fights, based on 3 fights a year. Who knows with merchandising. It's a lot of money and far more than anyone else not name Ronda brings in.
     
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    0.13%
     
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    Imalive Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    take into account how much more he gets paid compared to the overall bottom line of the UFC I would say he is not in a position to bite the hand that feeds him making demands like ownership of the promotion.
     
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    Take away all the money he brings in and the UFC doesn't sell for $4 billion.
     
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    It's not just the ppv sales he's brought in, it's all of the attention from the media and all the new fans. He's singlehandedly caused a small growth spurt for the sport, something the company would try to SPEND money to do. Instead they're growing AND getting money on top.

    Also consider that Conor has additional leverage because he seems to negotiate his contracts with very few fights at a time do the risk of him leaving to another organization and taking all of his fans with him is worth considering.

    Now these companies wouldn't be able to pay as much as the UFC but they could be willing to offer a portion of the company. That value would soar once his fans switch over and watch him there.

    He certainly has more leverage than many seem to realize.
     
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  7. Metallicalabran

    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    10%

    Based on complete ignorance

    In a business this huge, 10% is a lot

    Based on complete ignorance again
     
  8. Imalive

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    again how much do you really think him added to 2-3 cards a year actually vringsnin compared to the UFC'S total?
     
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    between tree % and fiddy %
     
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    accolyte1022 'I had to fight a guy tree times the size of me'

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    Impossible to tell, but it's more than every other fighter put together.
     
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    The UFC is worth $4.2b...Conor is worth $4.3b...
     
  13. Roman Empore

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    13% ?

    Someone had to do it..
     
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    I don't know how much the UFC brings in on an annual basis. They are a private company and aren't required by law to disclose their finances. The $50 million number I calculated for Conor's last 3 fights is based on something he said. Nobody really knows. Looking at the roster, he's not expendable by any means. Ronda is close to retirement. Jones is out for while and who knows what he'll look like when he comes back. They have a serious lack of PPV draws.
     
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    Their television deals globally count for most of their income and Conor doesn't change those #'s (he might change their bargaining leverage next time around tho) I would guess around 5%
     
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    15-20%.

    Without the GOAT this sport would have been dying.
     
  17. soulsstealer

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    He brings in a lot look at the PPVs with and without him.
     
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    Directly? Very little. Indirectly? Up to 30%, potentially more.

    Without Conor, every UFC event does worse. He brings so much publicity that boosts the promotion as a whole. I'm not even a big Conor fan, but he's damned near carrying the promotion right now.
     
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  19. Diggie

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    He and Ronda significantly increased the popularity of the sport as a whole, and obviously all him in 2016. I think the percent is intangible, but when you consider his effect on popularity + the pure profit he brings in I'm sure it's very significant.
     

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