Dana White warned us ahead of time ... and now it has been confirmed. The pay-per-view (PPV) price for the upcoming super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Conor McGregor -- which is scheduled to go down inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 26, 2017 — has been revealed.
And it isn’t cheap.
USA TODAY Sports has the details:
The standard definition purchase of the Aug. 26 fight from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will set you back $89.95, with the high-definition version costing $99.95.
Of course, if you want to see it live and in person, it will cost you just a tad bit more, as the cheapest ticket will set you back around $2,500, while the high rollers only have to shell out close to $80K to sit front row.
Both combatants are expected to rake in well over $100 million for the bout, so the ticket prices as well as the PPV costs are in line with what promoters — in particular Showtime Sports — need to shell out the insane paydays. Whether or not the event sells five million PPV’s at those prices remains to be seen.
With the much-anticipated boxing match between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin set to go down on PPV three weeks later on Sept. 16, 2017, fight fans will definitely have a tough choice to make when opening up their wallets. There is no word yet on how much Canelo vs. GGG will set viewers back.
Mayweather and McGregor are set to kick off their world tour to sell the fight tomorrow (Tues. July 12, 2017) inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., with a start time of 1:30 p.m. PT. To see the rest of the stops click here.