Earlier in the week, Dana White said that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight did 6.5 million buys. But, it appears that the UFC president’s 6.5 million number was a bit of an exaggeration, to say the least.
On Friday, Showtime confirmed that the Mayweather vs. McGregor buyrate was somewhere in the 4.6 million range.
“It’s too early to declare a hard number,” said Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president of Showtime. “[It’s] tracking in the mid-to-high 4 million pay-per view buys.
“If we don’t reach the record, we’re going to be very, very close,” he added. “We consider it a massive success.”