Revealed! Mayweather, McGregor fight, a financial flop

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor may break the all-time pay-per-view record, but the live gate for the fight fell miserably short of the expectations for the event fight on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The live gate for the Mayweather-McGregor fight came in at $55,414,865.79, according to ESPN, which was well short of the record gate of $72,198,500 set by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. The ticket price average was $4,232. That’s a lot of money to ask the fans to see a glorified exhibition level fight involving a retired fighter in 40-year-old Mayweather and an MMA guy that had never boxed a day in his life in McGregor. It’s a surprise that tickets sold at all, because the premise behind the fight was disturbing.