Fans who stayed up for Mayweather v McGregor were made to wait just a little bit longer
Was it ever likely to start on time?
One of the most anticipated fights in history was never likely to start on time, was it?
Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather had experienced a huge build up, and while it was the headline act on the night, there were other fights on the undercard to get through.
This sports fight needs to start already.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 27, 2017
That much was to be expected, but then an unexpected delay occurred due to high demand.
When you've stayed up all night and then Showtime announce there'll be a delay to the main event... pic.twitter.com/3nxDwsvBkc— BigSport (@BigSportGB) August 27, 2017
And not everybody was happy with their choice to wake up for the bout.
I am massively regretting waking up to listen to this. #MayweatherMcGregor— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) August 27, 2017
Despite that delay however, the anticipation remained as the fight eventually drew near.
McGregor is wearing boxing stuff. It's actually going to happen.... Soonish.— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) August 27, 2017
And social media demonstrated that many who had awoken or stayed awake for the bout were excited enough not to care too much about waiting a few more minutes.
Can't believe it's actually happening!!! #MayweathervMcGregor— Oli White (@OliWhiteTV) August 27, 2017
I'm up and ready!!! #MayweatherVMcGregor— KJT (@JohnsonThompson) August 27, 2017
Was it worth the wait?