Mayweather vs. McGregor live gate far less than all-time record

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will reap the benefits of a massive live gate for their matchup dubbed ‘The Money Fight’ but they won’t break the all time record.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed the final live gate and ticket sale information on Wednesday with Mayweather vs. McGregor now holding the No. 2 spot in state history.

The total figures for the event are listed below:

Gross Gate: $55,414,865.79

Number of sold tickets: 13,094

Number of complimentary tickets: 137

Now those are extraordinary numbers for the event but unfortunately Mayweather vs. McGregor will fall short of the all-time record for a live gate.

The boxing match between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao from 2015 pulled in just over $72 million at the box office, which remains the biggest of all time.

There were some concerns in the lead up to the fight between Mayweather and McGregor that perhaps promoters overpriced the tickets for the event. Tickets for ‘The Money Fight’ ranged from $500 all the way to $10,000 to sit ringside.

It was noticeable during the event that an entire section inside the T-Mobile Arena was empty with capacity reaching nearly 20,000 seats for a boxing or mixed martial arts card.

Still, Mayweather and McGregor managed to put up huge numbers at the live gate compared to every other event in history outside of the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao. The next highest gate in Nevada history behind Mayweather vs. McGregor is the fight between Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, which raked in over $20 million in live gate.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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