The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor spectacle has come and gone.
The fight was what many expected it to be — Mayweather feeling out McGregor as he usually does, before figuring out his opponent and running away with the fight. Both men left the ring millions of dollars richer and that number is only going to continue to rise.
If UFC president Dana White’s comments on the pay-per-view numbers are any indication, the Mayweather-McGregor fight exceeded expectations.
In a video shared by UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber on social media, White can be heard speaking to Snoop Dogg following Tuesday night’s Dana White Contender Series on UFC Fight Pass.
When discussing the pay-per-view, White says it received a whopping 6.5 million buys.
— The MMA Bible (@TheMMABible) August 30, 2017
The previous pay-per-view record was 4.6 million buys for the highly-anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015. For Mayweather-McGregor to top that number by more than 1 million buys would be a huge success for everyone involved.
Of course, we still need to wait for the official numbers and Dana White has been known to exaggerate, but it certainly looks like Mayweather-McGregor was as big of a success as anyone could have imagined.