Conor McGregor is already a big winner in the Nate Diaz rematch scheduled for UFC 200, as he guaranteed himself at least two gigantic pay days, according to a March 31 report from Bloody Elbow. McGregor, 27, is an intelligent individual.
He doesn’t do anything without thinking it through thoroughly. With that said, the hard-hitting Irishman is going to walk away from UFC 200 as the big winner, regardless of an actual victory inside the cage.
First of all, McGregor is going to walk away with a fat paycheck. Whether he wins or loses doesn’t actually matter because he pulls huge numbers, both at the box office and on pay-per-view. McGregor is the biggest star in the UFC today.
Of course, he’ll make extra cash and increase his profile with a victory. But a loss won’t necessarily hurt him in the wallet, as he stands to make millions on fight night.
Additionally, UFC President Dana White already confirmed that McGregor will fight the winner of Jose Aldo versus Frankie Edgar later this year, even if he loses to Diaz. McGregor will still be the champion at 145 pounds, even if he loses to Diaz at UFC 200.
According to a March 31 report from Rolling Stone, the rematch between McGregor and Diaz is simply about doing what’s best for business. Even though it’s not for a world title, it’s the fight that fans want to see.
McGregor is proof that the casual fan cares more about special attraction fights than bouts with a belt on the line. Elsewhere on the UFC 200 fight card, Edgar takes on Aldo and Cain Velasquez faces off with Travis Browne. It’s going to be a great night of action, one of the best in UFC history.
UFC 200 is slated for July 9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight card isn’t quite complete, as a women’s title fight is likely to be added to the festivities.