As Variety previously reported, the fight also yielded 239 illegal live-streamed rebroadcasts online, reaching an estimated 2.93 million viewers worldwide, according to content-security vendor Irdeto. Should he fight one-timesparring partner and former welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi? Nunes wasn't as sure of the outcome as Shields, saying that "McGregor might beat Mayweather".
Pacquiao vs McGregor? - The fight was excoriated before the fact, but it ended up being somewhat entertaining even though the result was never in question.
UFC president Dana White said this week the number would be around 6.5 million PPV buys. McGregor, still under contract with the UFC is still considered the lightweight champion despite not defending it. They both wanted to win and gave the world a sensational spectacle which exceeded most, if not all, expectations of the "Money Fight".
During an interview months ago about his relationship with Dee Devlin, Conor McGregor said that his girlfriend had worked very hard for years and stuck by him when he had "absolutely nothing", aside from a dream of becoming a top fighter. The smart money is on a third fight with UFC rival Nate Diaz. Many boxing fans thought that the match would bring disgrace to the sport because McGregor would not last against one of the best boxers of this generation. "So now I won the 155lb title after that, so if he wants the fight he has to make the 155lb limit".
Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round, the first time he has had a real stoppage in almost a decade. Last week Manny declined to fight a rematch against Horn this coming November - citing his obligations in the Philippine Senate as the reason why he can't go through with it.
"I'm going with Mayweather all the way", she said before the bout.
In the weeks leading up to the Mayweather fight, there was a heated feud between McGregor and Malignaggi, who retired earlier this year.
He ended his career with a ideal 50-0 record.
The final episode of All Access landed this weekend which offered a look behind the scenes on fight night, and in it we saw a vulnerable side of Conor McGregor we are not used to seeing. Taking home a guaranteed $100 million, and expected to earn far, far more, Mayweather has insisted that he will no longer pursue a career in boxing.