How many pay-per-view (PPV) buys did UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor sell when he boxed Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August in Las Vegas?
Depends on who you ask.
According to promotion president Dana White, “The Money Fight” broke the all-time record with 6.7 million buys. Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza, however, distributed a press release “vetted by all parties in advance” indicating the number to be 4.4 million.
“I don’t give a shit about Showtime’s fucking full of shit press release they put out,” White said earlier this week.
Sounds like he's upset because we committed the cardinal sin of telling the truth (when we released the accurate total for N. American PPV buys on MayMac).— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) January 5, 2018
Strange that telling the truth, in a press release vetted by all parties in advance, is something to be "despised" for. https://t.co/rFxKXz0Bjz
Espinoza and White don’t have the best relationship and now the Showtime exec — who got into a “Notorious” scuffle leading up to Mayweather vs. McGregor — is now in the crosshairs of a fired-up McGregor.
Shut your weasel mouth. Who gives a fuck about the North American numbers when we are the GLOBAL KINGS you shmuck. WORLDWIDE. No.1! https://t.co/tq5Gj1Os7Y— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 5, 2018
The discrepancy in numbers is attributed to the inclusion of global PPV sales, something omitted (but clearly stated) in the Showtime presser. Considering all parties involved walked away with a shitload of money, I’m not sure what all the arguing is about.