Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White spent several months bragging about the record-setting pay-per-view (PPV) buys generated for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match last August in Las Vegas.
Hey, to the victor belong the spoils.
But not every fan who shelled out $100 to watch “The Money Fight” bore witness to Mayweather’s “Notorious” knockout win in the tenth round, thanks to a system overload that caused widespread outages — and even wider spread anger.
The result was a class-action lawsuit.
Fortunately for disgruntled fans, the courts recently approved refunds congruent to time lost during the broadcast; meaning, the less you saw, the more you’ll get back. Here’s the breakdown, courtesy of MMA Junkie:
Viewers who missed over 5 minutes: Full refund of the $99.99 PPV price
Viewers who missed some, but less than 5 minutes: $50 refund
Viewers who missed only preliminary bouts: $25 refund
Viewers who bought food/drinks for interrupted viewing parties can choose between a $5 refund or three months of complimentary access to UFC Fight Pass.
The settlement is expected to be finalized on June 20.
There has been some discussion about a Mayweather vs. McGregor rematch under the UFC banner, which includes some hype videos of “Money” prancing around the Octagon, but nothing is official at this time.
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