Floyd Mayweather appears to have broken his own record for highest pay-per-view fight of all time, but it could come down to the final count.
UFC officials decided late Tuesday to begin offering refunds to customers affected by technical difficulties during the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor broadcast through their Fight Pass platform.
Large-scale events in the Las Vegas Valley mean national media attention, a boost in tourism, and, according to Las Vegas police, a spike in prostitution-related crimes.
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight also might have eclipsed the $100 million mark, according to Westgate sports book director Jay Kornegay.
Floyd Mayweather said the prior gate record of $72 million he set with Manny Pacquiao in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden was surpassed, but he didn’t say how much was generated.
Conor McGregor took to the VIP terrace of Encore Beach Club and addressed a sold-out crowd: “It didn’t turn out the way we wanted, but we can still party like it did!”
UFC star Conor McGregor left with plenty of options after Saturday night’s boxing loss against Floyd Mayweather.
Fight fans were in dismay when the Showtime and UFC pay-per-view telecasts experienced power outages during the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard Saturday night.
“It was the biggest boxing win we’ve ever had at Caesars Palace. We won over seven figures,” Caesars Palace sports book director Frank Kunovic said.
No one can deny the level of worldwide enthusiasm Saturday delivered. Boxing has never been dead, and perhaps it even gained more popularity with the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.
Momentum started to swing in the fourth round, and Floyd Mayweather took over in the fifth, as he repeatedly blasted Conor McGregor with power rights until the fight was stopped.
Floyd Mayweather didn’t appear his usual self to start the mega cross-sport fight against Conor McGregor.
Las Vegan Floyd Mayweather stopped UFC star Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their super welterweight megafight at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.
And, adding yet more spice to the spectacle, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took part — remotely — by providing the voiceover for the video leading to the fighters’ entrance to the arena.
The main event was delayed about a half-hour because of pay-per-view issues that appeared to come from a surge of late purchases and connectivity issues.