UFC numbers confirm McGregor is the biggest draw in the sport. McGregor has headlined three of five pay-per-view events that gained more than a million buys in the past ten months. Including his strong performance as the headliner of UFC 189, McGregor has sold a total of 5,275,000 pay-per-views in four outings at the top of the card. For comparison, Georges St-Pierre’s last six efforts after UFC 100 sold 4,635,000. The four cards Brock Lesnar headlined between 2009 and 2011 had 4,095,000 total buys. Also, each of the four events McGregor has headlined in Las Vegas produced more gate revenue than any prior show held in the city.
The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opens Saturday in China’s Zhangjiajie mountains. Made up of 99 6m-wide panels, the structure is 430 metres long and suspended 300 metres above the earth, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China’s central Hunan province. The bridge was designed by Dotan. Only 8,000 people each day will be allowed to cross the bridge. Tourists will have to book their tickets a day in advance, at a cost of 138 yuan ($20). Cameras and selfie sticks are banned, and people wearing stilettos will not be allowed to walk on the bridge. Tourist:
It’s crowded today and a bit of a mess. But to be suspended 300 metres in the air, it’s a unique experience.
The Force Awakens breaks both the domestic and international opening weekend records, earning roughly $517 million in worldwide ticket sales, breaking multiple box office records, even after accounting for inflation. It has the largest opening weekend in North America, with $238 million in ticket sales.
The ISS celebrates 15 years of continuous human habitation. In that time over 220 astronauts, cosmonauts and fee-paying space tourists have visited the station. NASA:
It is the blueprint for global cooperation. One that enables a multinational partnership and advances shared goals in space exploration.
Kelly breaks the record for longest time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. Over the course of his four missions, Kelly has spent 383 cumulative days in space. The record was previously held by Astronaut Mike Fincke, with 382 days in space over three flights.
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) October 16, 2015