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Mayweather-McGregor Fight Poised To Break Pay-Per-View, Ticket Sales Records

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 23 / 17

UFC President Dana White said that the over/under on total PPV buys for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor boxing match is 4.9 million, which would be 300,000 buys "more than the record" for the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in '15, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. WME-IMG co-President...

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