The numbers are finally being tallied, and it looks like this past summer’s Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather did indeed get some viewers.
According to Showtime, the number is 4.3 million pay-per-views, which sure as hell makes McGregor, Mayweather, Showtime, the promoters and everyone else who was promised a slice of the pie hella rich (or at least richer than they already were).
As per MMAJunkie:
While the blockbuster event failed to equal the North American record set by the 2015 “Fight of the Century” between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at 4.6 million buys, Showtime touted its relationship with Mayweather, which led to the three highest grossing pay-per-view events in history: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, Mayweather vs. McGregor, and Mayweather vs. ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
“The Showtime PPV totals for Mayweather vs. McGregor far exceed the now third best event in history – nearly doubling the 2.48 million buys for Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather in 2007,” Showtime said in its press release.
The 4.3 million figure comes two months after UFC President Dana White declared Mayweather vs. McGregor did 6.7 million PPV buys worldwide. White told The Wall Street Journal the event set a new benchmark for PPV sales in several countries.