Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather revenue falls just short of record

Posted December 17, 2017

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor said he's focused on a return to MMA amid speculation about a potential boxing match against Manny Pacquiao. After the bout, McGregor said Mayweather would excel in UFC. And what about the WWE?

"A real fight", McGregor said while signing autographs.

Pressed about what he meant by a "true fight", McGregor confirmed he was referring to MMA.

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That's more than enough to be the second richest boxing bout in history, behind the 4.6 million viewers who paid to see Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in 2015. A real fight. Exactly what's a real fight?

Floyd Mayweather (left) with UFC president Dana White (right).

This past August, Floyd Mayweather fought in what most people believed to be the last bout of his career, a knockout victory over UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

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However, the figures of the Money Fight are nearly double of the third biggest fight, which again featured Mayweather against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 and had 2.48 million buys.

As for another "combat" sport, a possible run in the pro wrestling world of WWE, McGregor responded in NSFW fashion that he's not interested such pseudo-competition.

Mayweather and McGregor's PPV total was nearly double the third biggest fight of all time, which again featured the 40-year-old American.

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He also raised the possibility of meeting in the Octagon this time, and Mayweather this week revealed he'd received a billion dollar, multi-fight offer to try his hand in the UFC.