The hottest ticket for “The Money Fight” was priced at $5,000.That’s according to a breakdown of tickets sold for Floyd Mayweather’s 10th-round TKO win over UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, which revealed the third most expensive ticket was the best seller with 67 percent (3,183 of 4,737) of seats purchased.Despite that rich price tag, those $5,000 seats, located at the top of the lower level seats at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, were deeply discounted close to fight night, sinking to $1,500 on the secondary market, according to ESPN.Initially priced from $500 to $10,000, cheaper tickets were quickly snatched up and inflated on ticket websites like StubHub, though prices slowly decreased in the two months leading up to Mayweather (50-0 boxing) vs. McGregor(21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC, 0-1 boxing) on Aug. 26. By fight week, the price was around $1,300.
The breakdown was released Monday to MMAjunkie by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the spectacle boxing match.
The boxing event was well short of the $72.2 million live gate record set by Mayweather’s “Fight of the Century” against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Yet it still generated a massive box office payout, with $55,414,865.79 in revenue on 13,231 tickets for an average of $4,188.26 per ticket.The event’s pay-per-view buy rate, on the other hand, is “trending” to break the all-time record of 4.6 million set by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
Here’s the breakdown of ticket sales:
- $10,000: 2,942 available
- $7,500: 1,814 available
- $5,000: 4,737 available
- $3,500: 3,233 available
- $2,500: 2,735 available
- $1,500: 1,809 available
- $500: 428 available
Total tickets sold and complimentary: 13,231
Total live gate: $55,414,865.79
Interestingly, the UFC is not listed as a promoter on the live gate sheet despite last-minute approval as a co-promoter alongside Mayweather Promotions and Showtime. A NSAC spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for clarification.For more on “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,”check out the MMA Events section of the site.