Dana White: ‘MayMac Broke The PPV Record By More Than 2 Million Buys’

UFC superstar Conor McGregor attempted to take over the world of boxing on Aug. 26. For his professional boxing debut, “Notorious” faced off against pugilist legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Masses of fight fans tuned in to watch the UFC lightweight champion take on the 49-0 undefeated boxer. Of course, Mayweather went on to turn his perfect record to 50-0 with a tenth round TKO of the mixed martial artist. All of that in mind, it would appear that the event has in fact broken the pay-per-view sales record.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s war against Manny Pacquiao originally held the sales record with a recorded 4.6 million PPV purchases. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward to reveal that Mayweather vs. McGregor has eclipsed that number with a staggering 6.7 million PPV buys.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, as provided by MMA Weekly, Dana White broke the news.

“Oh, 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.”

Speaking on the piracy of the event, White added:

“We broke that record too. Most pirated fight of all time. That’s another record we broke.”

“We (the UFC) police it. There’s a lot of different things we do. We catch people. Every fight that we do, we battle piracy.”

Ending his thoughts on the matter, White said:

“It was the highest betting fight ever in the history of Las Vegas… highest betting sporting event. Bigger than the Super Bowl.”