Earlier today on FIGHT SPORTS, UFC President Dana White claimed that boxing events may be soon under the UFC Umbrella, and with potentially good reason. As in the same interview with the Wall Street Journal, White stated that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight has broken the global pay-per-view record.
The current record holder is Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao from May 2015,which has a global pay-per-view record of 5.5 million.
“We broke the record,… The thing ended up doing 6.7 million pay-per-view buys globally. How about this: we broke the record in Australia; we broke the record in the U.K., at four in the morning, four in the morning, we broke the pay-per-view record; broke the record in Spain, Canada, and the United States.”
Numerous reports stated that Mayweather-McGregor broke the UK pay-per-view record, with over 1 million buys.
In the United States, it fell short of the Mayweather-Pacquiao record of 4.6 million, with several sources claimed that Mayweather-McGregor will likely come down at 4.4 million.
Mayweather Promotions claimed to have broken the all-time gate record in Las Vegas, while other sources have it the second highest gate in Las Vegas history with $55.4 million with Mayweather-Pacquiao holding the record of $72.1 million at MGM Grand.
White claims during the podcast that the fight was not only the must purchased, and most pirated event in history. It also was the most gambled on event in history.
“It was the highest betting fight ever in the history of Las Vegas… highest betting sporting event. Bigger than the Super Bowl.”