The super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is halfway stepped from becoming groundbreaking successful in the revenue and viewership, according to Dana White, UFC’s president, and the co-president of the promotion’s parent company.
As Dana White remarks to reporters on a conference call, “This is the biggest event in the history of the combat sports. This fight will reach over a billion homes worldwide.” The fight will take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The over or under on total pay-per-view buys is 4.9 million, which would be 300, 000 buys more than the Mayweather vs Pacquiao in 2015 record, White remarked.
The UFC President said, “Everything is tracking right now like we’re going to kill this thing,”
McGregor previously said that he will outdo $100 million, and been told that in sectors record will be broken. “Relax on my yacht and begin the counting game that’s my plan,” he said.
Neither McGregor nor Audie Attar (his agent), had any partnership updates, namely in what brand of gloves or boots will he wear. McGregor just made some deals with the companies like Monster and BetSafe for their logo to be put on the fight trunks.
With just a week before the fight, there’s no news announced for the primary sponsor for the logo inside the ring.
The co-president of WME/IMG, Mark Shapiro said that his company in the UFC is “closing the end of the book of the week” on deals. He said in an interview with ESPN.
He told the ESPN that ticket sales, would be greater than 60 million, “is imminently trending to a record-setting level for combat sports, and next week’s prefight hype will only stir the drink further.”
Shapiro said, “It’s impossible for us not to break the record of the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight.”
While the price of the tickets is almost the same, this fight will be held in T-Mobile Arena, which has more than 3,000 seats than in Mayweather-Pacquiao.