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Old 07-26-2017, 09:15 PM   #121
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Not much of a story. Jesse Vargas claimed he heard that McGregor had been knocked out in sparring. He said the boxing world is a small community which is why he knew. Mayweather said he is skeptical of that story. Take it for what it's worth. Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. I guess only a select few know that truth.
I wouldn't be shocked in some ways. I don't think Connor is that good. He didn't look good in the first fight against Diaz and frankly Diaz can't hold a candle to Mayweather. It's $100 on PPV to watch Mayweather outbox him and win on points in a walk. They both make a pile of cash and fans are disappointed.

The only hope for fans and Connor is the punchers chance, and I can't see paying $100 for that. Of course I will watch on some lagging stream, but that's it.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #122
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Didn't know you could buy tickets at Costco. But I guess this kinda shows they really are struggling to sell tickets to this thing and it's less than three weeks out now.

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Old 08-09-2017, 11:53 PM   #123
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Regarding tickets, White said in the presser around the press conferences that rules changed for tickets from most big events in the UFC and boxing.

Even he has to buy his own. No longer are large blocks given to the UFC or Mayweather or sponsors or whatever, presumably a) to prevent free tickets being given to sponsors, so that the fighters get the true gate reciept. Also keeps brokers from snatching some of those comp tickets up from their sources and then profiting instead of the fighters.

Same reason Ticketmaster goes through verification and limits purchase to two.

So, tough to accurately gauge this vs other big fighting events where large blocks of comp tickets are instantly alloted to various parties after ticket release.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:02 PM   #124
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Regarding tickets, White said in the presser around the press conferences that rules changed for tickets from most big events in the UFC and boxing.

Even he has to buy his own. No longer are large blocks given to the UFC or Mayweather or sponsors or whatever, presumably a) to prevent free tickets being given to sponsors, so that the fighters get the true gate reciept. Also keeps brokers from snatching some of those comp tickets up from their sources and then profiting instead of the fighters.

Same reason Ticketmaster goes through verification and limits purchase to two.

So, tough to accurately gauge this vs other big fighting events where large blocks of comp tickets are instantly alloted to various parties after ticket release.
I can't argue against White telling the truth or not without any research, but do we honestly think he's being fully truthful that they have to buy a ticket to their own event? Do they have to do it through Ticketmaster?
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:25 PM   #125
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I can't argue against White telling the truth or not without any research, but do we honestly think he's being fully truthful that they have to buy a ticket to their own event? Do they have to do it through Ticketmaster?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...-fight-tickets
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:10 AM   #126
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I read it, but didn't understand why he had to do it. His explanation didn't make sense to me.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:30 AM   #127
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I think it was mostly a PR stunt to show "see, we're paying prices only a moron would pay, you should too!". It's pretty well known within the boxing community that Floyd's people control the tickets, and they are selling them mostly through brokers and resale sites. And obviously those are moving very slowly, hence why they are now on Costco. But the surest sign this thing is badly struggling is Floyd praising Conor earlier this week, saying Conor should be a slight favorite and saying that he (Floyd) has lost a step. Floyd never says things like that, even in the last fight against Berto when ticket sales and PPV numbers were tracking poorly he didn't say anything like that. This is his retirement/IRS payback cheque, and early returns are not very promising.

I still can't see this doing less than 2.5 million buys on PPV, but even that would be a big disappointment considering they were expecting to break 4.4 million. But if you're going to be in Vegas for the fight, I'm sure you'll be able to get tickets far below face value in the days leading up to the fight as Floyd's people look to unload their tickets and at least get something and avoid the humiliation of scores of empty seats. Sucks for anyone who rushed to pay face value on the $1,500+ seats, already on StubHub some of the more expensive seats are coming in under face value.
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After seeing the public workout for Connor yesterday, or at least a clip or two, this looks so bad. That cannot be helping tickets sell. Combine that with the rumours of him getting KO'd by training partners and this looks like a dud. I know a lot of people will watch it, but I don't think I know anyone planning to actually pay to watch it.
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After seeing the public workout for Connor yesterday, or at least a clip or two, this looks so bad. That cannot be helping tickets sell. Combine that with the rumours of him getting KO'd by training partners and this looks like a dud. I know a lot of people will watch it, but I don't think I know anyone planning to actually pay to watch it.
The timing of this KO was during the press tour and pretty much has been debunked but it doesn't stop it from being trown around like it's true
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The timing of this KO was during the press tour and pretty much has been debunked but it doesn't stop it from being trown around like it's true
Probably because we all know he can't box and saw him get rocked by Diaz.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:31 AM   #131
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Although this is just a circus and we all know this is an easy $1xx million payday for Mayweather, i am still interested in watching. Go figure.
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I'll wait until it eventually comes out for free on the fight channel.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:57 PM   #133
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Why wait? Just watch it online. Mayweather will dip and not throw anything the first round, just gassing McGregor, then the second half of the 1st round when McGregor slows down, Mayweather will let him have it (against his recent nature of going offence). By mid third round this will be over, and it should be over without Mayweather really breaking a sweat. Wouldn't also surprise me if McGregor does something really stupid like an MMA move when he realizes he's going down.
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