UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor came up short against the legendary Floyd Mayweather this past Saturday Night, a fight that was dubbed “The Money Fight.”
McGregor wasn’t the only one to come up short that night because Showtime is now being sued in a class action lawsuit due to streaming issues throughout the whole event.
Showtime spokesperson Chris DeBlasio is saying refunds are being issued through the point of sale and that the complaints were at a minimum.
“Refunds are handled at the point of sale,” DeBlasio said to MMA Fighting. “While we have received a very limited number of complaints, we will issue a full refund for customers who purchased the event directly from Showtime and were unable to receive the telecast.”
There was a slight delay to the main event due to the streaming issues, but the rest of the card went on without any kind of delay.
This lawsuit alleges that Showtime were not being truthful with their customers about the issues affecting the super fight stream.
“Instead of being upfront with consumers about its new, untested, underpowered service, defendant caused likelihood of confusion and misunderstanding as to the source and quality of the HD video consumers would see on fight night,” the complaint reads. “Defendant intentionally misrepresented the quality and grade of video consumers would see using its app, and knowingly failed to disclose that its system was defective with respect to the amount of bandwidth available, and that defendant’s service would materially fail to conform to the quality of HD video defendant promised.”
UFC Fight Pass also had issues streaming the fight, no lawsuit of any kind has been filed against them at the moment.