Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Garners Record PPV Buys

Floyd Mayweather's clash with Conor Mc Gregor generated 4.3million pay-per-view buys
Floyd Mayweather's clash with Conor Mc Gregor generated 4.3million pay-per-view buys
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17 December, 2017

Last week, Manny Pacquiao caused a bit of a stir when he said that a boxing match against MMA star Conor McGregor perhaps was on the table.

The much publicised bout, which also stirred considerable controversy, comes in as the second richest in the history of the sport after generating 4.3 million pay-per-view buys, according to a statement from Showtime sports. He fought the returning Mayweather at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds and they used 8-ounce gloves.

But Showtime, who broadcast the fight in the U.S., have now revealed that the August 26 showdown failed to beat Mayweather's showdown with Pacquiao in 2015.

When pressed to elaborate, he responded, "MMA next", essentially killing any chance of a McGregor-Pacquiao bout.

"I think a true fight is what I want to do next", revealed McGregor.

Showtime added that the Mayweather and McGregor fight had exceeded $600 million when global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution were considered.

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Pacquiao said: "If we can negotiate it, I have no problem".

The best in the business at drumming up hype, McGregor hasn't shut the door on boxing altogether.

It is thought McGregor will fight next in the UFC at some point in early 2018. That's what he said before the fight.

"I'd like to see him come over to our side and have a knock".

Notorious stated clearly in the interview that he wants to have a "real fight" next, which he classes as an MMA fight inside the Octagon with UFC.


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