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The official PPV count for Mayweather vs. McGregor is a staggering 4.3 million

Showtime has counted up all the PPV sales across providers and has an official number for the record books.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

We all knew the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor superfight would be big, but did it manage to claim the title as the biggest pay-per-view event in combat sports history?

Not quite.

Showtime has come out with the official numbers and Mayweather vs. McGregor (often referred to as MayMac by people too arsed to write the whole thing out any more) sold 4.3 million pay-per-views, making it the second biggest PPV event ever. First place remains Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, which pulled 4.6 million pay-per-views in 2015. But also sucked, so there's that too.

I don't think you'll find too many people disappointed with the circus or the fight we got to witness between Floyd and Conor. The short lead up helped to keep things from getting stale, and McGregor put on a game performance in the ring before Mayweather turned up the pace and forced a stoppage to the fight in the 10th round.

Put that in comparison to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, which was widely derided as a bust to the point where Mayweather dedicated his performance against McGregor to those who felt ripped off from his Pacquiao fight.

So while MayMac didn't quite grab the #1 spot, at least us fans got something worth watching out of it this time. And we imagine having that 4.6 million buys goal to beat will keep Conor McGregor focused on fighting for the next couple of years too.