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UFC 303 Shatters Records with Conor McGregor's Return, Dana White Confirms Gate Exceeds $20 Million


Conor McGregor's Return is making fortunes for UFC and Dana White
Conor McGregor (left), Dana White (right)

The anticipation surrounding Conor McGregor's comeback to the Octagon at UFC 303 is not just about the fights; it's about breaking records. UFC President Dana White recently revealed that the live gate for this event is set to surpass $20 million, marking a historic moment for MMA.


Scheduled for June 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC 303 is headlined by McGregor's highly awaited clash with Michael Chandler in a welterweight showdown. The buzz generated by McGregor's return has translated into staggering ticket sales, with prices reaching unprecedented levels for a UFC event.


The expectation of breaking the $20 million mark began when ticket prices were unveiled, leading to speculations that UFC 303 would eclipse the current record of $17.7 million set at UFC 205 in 2016, headlined by none other than Conor McGregor. That night, McGregor made history by claiming the lightweight title with a knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez.


For UFC 303, McGregor's star power is once again evident as fans eagerly anticipate his return after a nearly three-year hiatus. Dana White's confirmation that the live gate has already surpassed $20 million adds to the excitement surrounding this event.


While boxing has seen several $20 million gates throughout its history, UFC 303 represents a significant milestone for MMA, showcasing the sport's growing popularity and drawing power. Despite criticisms from figures like Stephen Espinoza in the past, White remains focused on delivering exceptional events and breaking new ground in combat sports.


As UFC 303 approaches, the stage is set for a monumental night, not just for McGregor and Chandler but for the entire MMA community, as the event promises to be a record-breaking spectacle in every sense.

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