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At Long Last, Showtime Announce Official May/Mac Pay-Per-View Numbers

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will not go down as the biggest pay-per-view sporting event in US history.

In the weeks that followed Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s super fight, a clip of Dana White speaking with Urijah Faber appeared to show the UFC President claiming that the fight had been purchased 6.5 million times on pay-per-view.

However, soon after it emerged that White was referring to the global PPV numbers while, Showtime President Stephen Espinoza admitted that, although the record was within reach, he could not claim that it had been broken.

“I’d absolutely call this a complete success,” Espinoza told the AP. “This was a fight that had massive expectations in both the fight itself and the business results. It lived up to those expectations in every respect.”

“It’s a little soon to be predicting a record but the record is definitely within reach… There could be a good amount of growth between the initial numbers and where we eventually end up.”

On Thursday night, the official numbers were finally released and, as many had predicted, the bout fell just short of the pay-per-view record set by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao back in 2015.

The bout will undoubtedly go down as pay-per-view smash but, given his fondness for record-breaking achievements, it will surely sting McGregor somewhat to see the numbers falling so agonizingly close of a truly historic record.

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