Pay Per View Price for Mayweather vs McGregor Announced
The biggest fight of the year has finally gotten its pay per view pricing breakdown organised, and UFC president Dana White was right when he said the pricing would be similar to “the Pacquiao price”. The fight between formerly retired veteran boxing star Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is set to go down on August 26th and has been dubbed the second “Fight of the Century” by fans and media alike.
White has estimated that the bout could draw over 5 million pay per view purchases, setting up both Mayweather and McGregor to take home an absolute truckload of cash. The bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao back in May of 2015 saw over $400 million netted in revenue, with Mayweather taking home about $220 million all up. Considering Mayweather took home the larger pay packet, it seems we will see history repeat itself. How much McGregor will be left with at the end of the day is anyone’s guess at this stage, with no details set to be released.
The standard definition version of the fight on August 26th is set to cost $89.95, while the HD version will set you back a cool $99.95 according to Madelyn Flax, the spokesperson for Showtime. That may sting a little if you’re a regular mixed martial arts fan, where pay per views tend to cost around $50 to $60 for standard and high definition versions, but for a fight of this magnitude you can always be sure the pay per view prices are going to be jacked up a bit.
“When you talk about super fights, this is a super fight – two different guys from two different sports going in and putting it on the line,” said White. “Obviously, you can’t charge what you would normally charge for a pay-per-view. And saying there was pushback on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, there was anything but – it’s the biggest fight ever in the history of pay-per-view.”
The bout will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, with promotion beginning on Tuesday in LA, then Toronto, New York and London will follow throughout the week.
Will you be purchasing the Mayweather vs McGregor pay per view on August 26th, or will you head down to your local bar to check out the action? Let us know your plans in the comments!