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UFC Gym Goes International, Fertitta Thinks McGregor Could Earn “$100 Million”

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UFC gym is expanding their locations all across the globe. They are now opening up shop and spreading across Australia.

Following the enormous success of UFC 193: ROUSEY vs. HOLM at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, which marked the highest attended event in UFC history, UFC GYM has partnered with Ultimate Franchising Group to expand the brand throughout the continent.

Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 135 locations throughout the United States, Australia and Canada. The fitness franchise has continued to grow at a rapid pace with more than 50 locations opening in the past two years and over 50 gyms expected to open in the next year.

“We are excited to partner with the Ultimate Franchising Group as they embark on an aggressive plan of expansion for UFC GYM in Australia,” UFC GYM CEO Brent Leffel said. “As a brand extension for UFC, we look forward to supporting Ultimate Franchising Group in accelerating the growth of our differentiated fitness concept in Australia.”

Speaking of expanding, one of the owners of the UFC believe newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor’s wallet will expand to record levels before his time is done:

Fertitta said Tuesday night that he thought McGregor would be “our first $100 millionaire.”

Fertitta said that number, which assumes McGregor will continue to dominate, would be from fight earnings, bonuses and pay-per-view revenue, and would not include his outside income from the likes of Monster, his autograph deal with Fanatics or entertainment deals. On Tuesday, TMZ reported McGregor was offered a part in Vin Diesel’s “XXX” sequel.

Fertitta, who declined to predict a final number for McGregor’s earnings Saturday, said McGregor’s quick work of Aldo “left people wanting more.

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