It would be irresponsible of me not to follow up on Tuesday night's Mayweather-McGregor article that I, at the time, could label nothing more than a potentially substantial rumor.
Well, it seems the organizers in Ghana's capital city of Accra were indeed breaking some news when they released a statement saying Floyd Mayweather has postponed a scheduled visit to Accra because he has signed his end of a deal to fight UFC title-holder Connor McGregor. Today, the news became official.
The date has been set. Aug. 26th we will see the fight go down in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.
Now that it's on, the question becomes how much money will this fight bring in? ESPN's Darren Rovell breaks down the financials very nicely into several categories of revenue, and shows how he projects this fight will stack up against the much-hyped Pacquiao-Mayweather bout in May of 2015.
Tammy Ross, who worked for HBO for 25 years and spent her final years as senior vice president of HBO PPV, says the fight will likely cost $100 on PPV.
"We felt that $100 was a fair price for Mayweather-Pacquiao, I think it hurts this fight that people were so disappointed afterwards." Ross said, via Rovell. "I think we thought that there wasn't going to be anything like that fight again, but if there was, it would be this one. That's why I think they should put out the $100 price tag again and let Conor's mouth do the talking."
There you have it. If you want to witness the Mayweather-McGregor fight this fall, your two options are flying to Las Vegas and purchasing a ticket stub going for an average of $4,451 each, or coughing up $100 or more for the pay-per-view from the comfy confines of your living room sofa.