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lazebone

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Mayweather/McGregor Pay-Per-View
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:11:32 AM »
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BoxingScene.com has learned that Mayweather-McGregor is expected to have generated approximately 4.4 million domestic pay-per-view buys and that an official announcement could be made as soon as this week.

That would mean that the highly publicized spectacle between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC superstar Conor McGregor, while wildly successful financially, didn’t break the pay-per-view record for combat sports. Mayweather’s maligned win against Manny Pacquiao still owns that distinction.

Poor guys may have to knock a few million off the hundreds of millions they made   ;D

Floyd stated on ESPN (the day after the fight) that he was set to clear nearly 300 million (pre-tax) from the match and McGregor was up for about 70-100 million.

A local restaurant from a national chain told me that they charged $30 a head for the fight ... had about 240 seating capacity ... had to pay $400 per television that showed the fight ... Had 27 tv's in the building  ;D ......... Not sure how many they actually used to show the fight though ....

I watched the fight in its entirety and it was pretty interesting to see the distinct differences in the instinctual movements between the boxer and martial artist. This worked as a one-time spectacle, not so much because of the event itself, but because of the shared interest in popular culture. Personally, I kind of enjoyed the "show" in the year leading up to the fight. It was just one of those rarities that had to have all the right pieces come into play.

I'm also surprised with how impressive Mayweather is during interviews. He's as candid as Tyson was, but he actually has thought behind what he says. The guy is smart, and much more respectful of his position and accomplishments than the media sometimes portrays  him to be.

Kudos to both of these guys for the sportsmanship shown after the match.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 03:18:08 AM by lazebone »

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Re: Mayweather/McGregor Pay-Per-View
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 09:49:23 AM »
Yep, it was clear as crystal after the fight that these guys recognized the big picture. They hyped it well, performed well, and put on a happy face after it was over. It was about perfect. Rare when you get both sides at the top of their game to "get it." Ali always got it, but he rarely fought an opponent who did, and when he did it wasn't one of those "top of the game" moments. This was.
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Re: Mayweather/McGregor Pay-Per-View
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 02:25:10 PM »
They are 2 of the best self-promoters in all of sports. They didn't have any real bad blood as it was all a big show. And they cashed out on it big time.

I suggest, as a lifelong pugulist fan, thats Conor sticks to MMA!
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Re: Mayweather/McGregor Pay-Per-View
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 11:05:29 PM »
e big picture. They hyped it well, performed well, and put on a happy face after it was over. It was about perfect. R

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Re: Mayweather/McGregor Pay-Per-View
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 06:23:36 AM »
e big picture. They hyped it well, performed well, and put on a happy face after it was over. It was about perfect. R
You make it sound like it was a work,which some say it was.

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Re: Mayweather/McGregor Pay-Per-View
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 09:35:17 AM »
e big picture. They hyped it well, performed well, and put on a happy face after it was over. It was about perfect. R
You make it sound like it was a work,which some say it was.

I have a good feeling that it was a work. Kind of the same calibur of a WWE main event!
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