Some of the biggest conversations in sports media are taking place over the idea of “cord-cutting,” where households pass up traditional cable and satellite packages and utilize subscription services to subsidize their television viewing. With almost all of the major North American sports leagues, as well as the WWE and UFC developing their on live or on-demand service for subscribers, it seemed like only a matter of time before a digital broadcaster would be able to grab the pay-per-view rights to the biggest hyped fight in recent memory.
Early Thursday morning it was announced that Sling, a cord cutting service which allows users to watch live television from their home or a mobile device will be airing next Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight for the same price as those who will order it on traditional pay per view platforms, $99.99.
For that $99.99 you get the same card as you would on the traditional pay per view, and for those with the “Sling Blue” package able to watch the two preliminary fights that are airing on Fox and Fox Deportes.
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