Nee maar ze proberen het PPV record te verbreken.quote:
Straks Wembley, Londen. Dat gaat chaos worden.quote:The fight broke PPV viewership records in the United States, with 4.6 million buys and over $410 million in revenue, surpassing the previous $150 million revenue record set by Floyd Mayweather vs. Saúl Álvarez, the 2.48 million buy record set by 2007's Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Ik kwam deze nog tegenquote:
Beide heren lachen zich rot achter de schermen.quote:Yet there seems to have been a very important point lost in all of the coverage of this fight. Floyd Joy Mayweather is not only the A-side fighter, he’s the promoter. Not Showtime, not the MGM, not WME-IMG, not Dana White. Floyd Mayweather. It’s Floyd who is the one that allows Conor to insult him. It’s Floyd that approved the tour that with each step would take him further away from his home base in Las Vegas. It’s Floyd that cleared London, the closest major media center to McGregor’s homeland of Ireland, as the final stop. And if you weren’t lost in the moment in Toronto you might have noticed it was Floyd who was working the hardest to let McGregor shine.
The goal of this promotion was to find a way to legitimize a bout between the greatest fighter of his generation and someone who had never fought a professional boxing match. The way to do it was to follow the blueprint Floyd used on so many opponents. Floyd is convincing everyone that he is a buffoon and inviting them to laugh at him and get on board with McGregor. Embrace Conor’s wit and forget that he is supposed to have no chance of defeating Floyd.
And now that Floyd has the fish on the hook the rest of the promotion will be to reel it in. Take a good look around and you can see the sentiment shift as it progresses through, “this is a joke” to “I might go watch it at a bar but I won’t pay for it” to “ah what the hell, I will get some friends over and we will make a night of it”. Floyd has never truly cared what people said about him. He only cared that they paid to watch him fight. And come August 26th, pay they will.
McGregor wist het format niet toen ze begonnen in LA, da's best raar als Showtime Boxing samen met UFC de promoter zou zijn.quote: