Tickets for Conor McGregor’s hotly-anticipated return to the UFC sold out within three minutes of going on sale, despite the cheapest seats starting at $350. McGregor’s comeback has clearly captured the imagination of the public who dug deep into their pockets to sell out UFC 246 in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea.
The 20,000 capacity arena was filled in just 180 seconds, leaving thousands of fans disappointed at missing out on the chance to see UFC’s biggest star back in action. Although Holly Holm and Anthony Pettis are also in action on January 18th, there is no doubt that the majority of ticket holders will have paid their money to see the return of McGregor in the main event as he takes on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.
The cheapest tickets went on sale at $350 but prices went all the way up to $1500 and, despite these high prices, every seat in the house was snapped up. UFC boss Dana White has already confirmed the gate has already reached $10 million and Las Vegas will once again host one of the most lucrative bouts in UFC history.
Of course, all of this is immaterial and what matters is what happens in the Octagon in January, when McGregor will look to bounce back from his defeat last time out. That loss was damaging as he was outclassed by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 over a year ago. However, if he comes through this test, 'Notorious' is already targeting a rematch with the lightweight champion, having already called him a ‘scurrying little rat’ on Instagram.
BMF champion Jorge Masvidal has also been touted as a future opponent for McGregor as the most famous face in UFC looks to become the undisputed champion once more. One thing is for sure, the public are still fascinated with Conor McGregor.