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Mayweather/McGregor PPV Numbers Tracking Far Lower Than Suggested 6.5 Million

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: Conor McGregor stands in the ring after being defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. by TKO in the 10th round of their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Looks like that 6.5 million buys claim may have been a bit wide of the mark…

During the week, a clip of Dana White speaking with Urijah Faber appeared to show the UFC President claiming that the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather super-fight had been purchased 6.5 million times on pay-per-view in the United States alone.

If that assertion proved to be true, Mayweather/McGregor would not only have broken the all time pay-per-view record, it would have shattered it by almost two million buys.

However, although the event is still being labelled a ‘pay-per-view smash’, it seems that Dana White’s initial assessment may have been somewhat premature as the Associated Press and Showtime President Stephen Espinoza are now reporting that the buys are trending somewhere between the mid to high four million mark.

Speaking about the pay-per-view breakdown, Stephen Espinoza said that whether the record is officially broken or not, the event was undoubtedly a complete success.

“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.”

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.