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Dana White Appears To Claim That Mayweather – McGregor Obliterated PPV Record

In the lead-up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor claimed that he would make $100 million if the bout did similar numbers to Mayweather’s record-setting May 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao.

If a recent claim from Dana White proves true, the Irishman may make an even bigger nine-figure sum than expected.

In an Instagram story posted by UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, the UFC president can be heard talking about the domestic Pay-per-view buy-rate for Saturday night’s cross-codes super-fight. We only hear the tail-end of White’s sentence and Faber’s astounded reaction. But the fighter later claims that White put the number at 6.5 million.

You can watch the video below…

 

H/t Chamatkar Sandhu of MMAJunkie

To put that into perspective, Mayweather – Pacquiao did 4.6 million buys, a number that smashed the previous record of 2.5 million set by Mayweather’s 2007 contest with Oscar De La Hoya.

Mayweather – Pacquiao also set a record at the gate, raking in some $72 million. It’s unclear at this time if Mayweather – McGregor topped that figure, as there have been conflicting claims.

Many fans were left unable to watch the fight on Saturday night, as there were streaming issues on both the Showtime and UFC Fight Pass Pay-per-view platforms. As a result, Showtime have been hit with a lawsuit by a fan. On Tuesday, the UFC confirmed that they are in the process of issuing refunds to fans affected.

It’s unclear whether or not the fighters themselves will be financially affected by these issues, or whether the UFC and Showtime will be forced to take the losses. It’s also unclear whether White was including the orders made by the affected folks in the number quoted in the video above.

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Author: The PA Team

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