Day Before Conor – Khabib NSAC Hearing, UFC Release Record Breaking Numbers In Las Vegas
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to learn their fate from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) later today (January 29th), for their part in the fracas that followed their fight at UFC 229.
It is not known how long suspensions NSAC will suspend McGregor and Khabib but one thing is for sure, the UFC are hoping that the suspensions won’t be too long.
This has been made evident by the timing of the UFC releasing the economic impact that the ‘Khabib vs McGregor’ fight had in Las Vegas.
In a press release on Monday, UFC President Dana White said UFC 229 set records for economic impact in Las Vegas.
”During the build up to UFC 229, I said it was going to be the biggest event in UFC’s history, and now we have all the numbers to prove it. Khabib vs McGregor smashed our records for Pay-Per-Views, social media impressions, and global viewership, and now we know it set records for economic impact here Las Vegas. None of this would have been possible without the support from the Las Vegas community and UFC’s loyal fans, the best in sports.”
Chief Executive Officer at Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Steve Hill, supported White’s comments.
“Las Vegas has long been the fight capital of the world, and UFC 229 once again showed that combining UFC’s tremendous brand with the brand of Las Vegas is a win-win for everyone. We’re proud to be the home of UFC and to partner with them to put on some of the greatest events in the MMA world.”
These are the key numbers from UFC 229:
$86.4 million total economic output
414 jobs supported in Southern Nevada
$17.2 million total salaries and wages paid
$3.7 million total taxes paid by visitors
40% of UFC 229 visitors traveled from international locations
50% of attendees were between the ages of 21 to 34
50% of attendees reported an annual household income of $100,000 or more
One in five attendees stayed in Las Vegas for at least five days
Nearly two in five attendees reported spending more than $2,000 on non-gaming activities
Will these figures make any difference with the severity of McGregor and Khabib’s punishments?
We will keep up to date with the very latest from the hearing, as it happens.