Skip to main content

Dana White claims Mayweather vs. McGregor did 6.5 million buys

Dana White claims Mayweather vs. McGregor did 6.5 million buys


UFC President Dana White claimed in a conversation posted on Instagram that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight on Saturday night did 6.5 million pay-per-view buys.
White just gave the number in a conversation that would have been taped Tuesday night with Urijah Faber and Snoop Dogg. Faber and Snoop Dogg were with White as they are one of the announce teams on Fight Pass for the Dana White's Tuesday Night Contenders series airs weekly from the UFC's gym in Las Vegas.
No official announcement of the numbers has been made to date, but early indications from those in the pay-per-view industry, and others close to the promotion, were that the fight would have beaten the Manny Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight from 2015 in Canada, the U.K. and Ireland on traditional pay-per-view, but not necessarily in the U.S.
It was also expected to be the most successful streaming pay-per-view event of all-time, even with the issues UFC.tv had the night of the show and refunds they have agreed to offer.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao holds the all-time North American record with 4.6 million total buys. It is believed to have done closer to 5.5 million buys worldwide when international figures are added in.
A key is the North American number because those buys were priced at $99.95 in most places, while in other parts of the world, such as Ireland ($32) and the U.K. ($25), the price was significantly lower, so the real key to how much revenue the event grosses is the North American number, which would be expected to be released either late this week or sometime next week.
The pay for McGregor and Mayweather is determined by revenue generated from all sources.
Even though the usual split for pay-per-view is about 50 percent to the promoter and 50 percent to the cable company or satellite company, industry sources said this show was going to be closer to 70 percent of the North American revenue going to the promoters, and from that figure, the fighters would get their percentage.
In Mexico, the event aired on two different free major television networks, Televisa and TV-Azteca, and had more than 24 million viewers.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

F <"k You: Dana White to Jason Aldean

mmamania.com:   Dana White slams Jason Aldean for blowing off UFC 216 invitation - ‘F*ck you, stay out of Las Vegas’
Last weekend, a madman opened fire from he 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada at unsuspecting concert-goers who were enjoying some of Jason Aldean’s greatest hits, killing over 50 people and injuring nearly 500 more.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) did its part to honor victims, families and first responders who were all affected by the horrific event, donating $1 million to the cause and hosting over 1,500 of those people at last night’s (Sat., Oct. 7, 2017) UFC 216 event in “Sin City.”
UFC president Dana White, though, wanted Aldean to perform the National Anthem at the event, but was denied by the country music singer’s management, citing that Jason was shook up by the shooting and wasn’t sure if he’d be performing live anytime soon, if ever. However, Aldean did perform, but not at UFC 216, but on Saturday Night Live in New York…

Boxer kisses Boxer!

Boxer kisses her opponent during very intimate faceoff By Michael Blaustein, NY Times October 16, 2017 | 3:46pm
Boxing faceoffs are all about mind games. Fighters try to look intimidating, they talk trash, and they get up in each other’s grills all in the name of mind games. Swedish professional boxer Mikaela Laurén took the theatrics to a whole other place during a press conference on Monday when she stood toe-to-toe with undefeated champion Cecilia Braekhus. As cameras clicked away, Lauren approached Braekhus, stared deeply into her eyes and planted a kiss on her lips. At first, Braekhus reacted in horror and half slapped, half pushed Laurén away. But Braekhus soon started laughing at the absurdity of it all. “I haven’t got that in a while,” Braekhus joked as Lauren exited stage left.

Thirty-six-year-old welterweight Braekhus (31-0) is the pound-for-pound queen of Norwegian boxing and currently holds the female WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles. She will fight 41-year-old Laurén (29-4)…

Bobby Heenan Bio

So much can be said about Bobby Heenan, but the first thing we must say is rest in peace.

Raymond Louis Heenan (November 1, 1944 – September 17, 2017), better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, was an American former professional wrestlingmanager, wrestler and color commentator, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He was known for his skill in drawing heel heat for himself and his wrestlers, and for his on-screen repartee with Gorilla Monsoon as a color commentator. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004, by Blackjack Lanza