UFC President Says Mayweather vs. McGregor Broke PPV Records

UFC President Dana White can be seen alongside UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor during the build up to and during the super fight against Floyd Mayweather.

White recently appeared on The Unnamed Podvideocast and he spoke with the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay about the super fight's success.

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When Gray asked about the shows success on pay-per-view, the UFC President revealed that it was the highest selling PPV of all-time.

“We broke the record…the thing ended up doing 6.7 million pay-per-view buys globally. How about this, we broke the record in Australia, we broke the record in the UK at four in the morning, we broke the record in Spain, Canada and the United States,” says White.

One of the UFC’s biggest problems over the years has been with websites illegally showing their events live. However White even says that the super fight broke the illegal stream record.

“We broke that record too, it was the most pirated fight of all-time. Yeah, that’s another record we broke,” says White.

There was a load of gambling and bets surrounding the super fight, but White says that record was also smashed.

“It was the highest betting fight ever in the history of Las Vegas, highest betting sporting event…bigger than the Super Bowl," says White.

Fans of a rematch between Mayweather and McGregor were recently given a small glimmer of hope when McGregor training partner Artem Lobov says the Irishman wants another shot at the boxing great.

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