Sunday 21 January 2018

UFC President Dana White claims Mayweather-McGregor fight smashed the all-time pay-per-view record

(2nd L-R) Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses as UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is pulled back by UFC President Dana White during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and McGregor will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(2nd L-R) Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses as UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is pulled back by UFC President Dana White during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and McGregor will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jack O'Toole

UFC President Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor's professional boxing debut with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend smashed the all-time pay-per-view record for a boxing fight.

Mayweather holds the current pay-per-view record with 4.6 million buys for his 2015 welterweight fight with Manny Pacquiao, however, according to White, that record has since been eclipsed by his latest fight with McGregor, with the UFC President claiming that the Mayweather-McGregor fight sold a total of 6.5 million pay-per-view buys.

White told UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber and rapper Snoop Dogg on the set of the Snoopcast, where Faber and Snoop regularly commentate on White's show Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.

The price for the pay-per-view in the US was $89.95 to watch the fight in standard definition, or $99.95 to watch the bout in high definition.

The short clip does not specify whether that 6.5 million figure accounts for overseas pay-per-view providers, where the fight was distributed on platforms such as Sky Sports for €24.95.

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