The UFC said it was "disappointed by the technical difficulties" that prevented many customers who paid $100 for Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight from viewing the event, according to a statement given to USA TODAY Sports on Monday night.
"We were all pretty convinced that Floyd would win", Loeffler said.
The current record for pay-per-view buys for a fight belongs to Mayweather-Pacquiao from 2015, when 4.4 million people purchased the fight co-broadcast by HBO and Showtime. Mayweather meanwhile revealed the fight had followed a tactical plan as he took his time and allowed McGregor to become tired before pouncing in the later rounds. It had started as a war of words between the two men on social media that ultimately convinced Mayweather, who is undefeated, to return from retirement. De La Hoya added to the The MMA Hour that he believed Mayweather actually let McGregor take a few of the early rounds.
'But this is the last one.
In 2007, after Mayweather defeated Oscar De La Hoya, then the biggest opponent of his career, in a 2-1 decision, De La Hoya voiced the same complaint (via the Washington Post).
"Training for a mixed martial arts fight you have to train wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, boxing, your cardio has to be great. training for a boxing fight it's only cardio and your hands", said Hill.
So how was the most hyped boxing fight of 2017 for you?
We've reached out to the LVMPD about the high number of arrests and their efforts to prevent prostitution during fight weekend and are still waiting for their response. He thinks the long-term benefits of that short-term curiosity outweigh the drawbacks.
After the fight, McGregor stated that he absolutely wants to fight again in a boxing ring - something that UFC President Dana White is firmly against. "It brought (boxing) to the mainstream". I've made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn't read, write, or count. It got a lot of attention that many other events never have a chance of getting.