No one knows who will win the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, but it appears as though some fans may not even get to watch the $99.95 fight.
Sources tell ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that the Mayweather-McGregor main event will be delayed due to pay-per-view outages.
UFC Fight Pass tweeted out earlier Saturday night that there may be some log-in issues due to overwhelming traffic.
Due to overwhelming traffic you may be experiencing log in issues. This will be resolved shortly.
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) August 27, 2017
ESPN’s Dick Vitale shared a picture of his TV with a blank screen.
We r in panic mode / Waited all day for PAY PER VIEW OF FIGHT / not getting it & we can’t get anyone on the phone ! pic.twitter.com/oTnandYpHU
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 27, 2017
Jon Anik and Dave Meltzer also shared their dismay with the pay-per-view issues.
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) August 27, 2017
Good to see Comcast has a more than 90 minute wait for customer assistance. Like they didn’t know there might be heavy traffic tonight.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) August 27, 2017
MMA fighter Sarah Kaufman tweeted that her UFC Fight Pass started up for only three minutes.
So it started back up…for 3 min…ugh @UFCFightPass
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) August 27, 2017
UFC fighters Daniel Cormier and Ian McCall are also among the viewers experiencing issues with UFC Fight Pass.
Fight pass crashed on me!!!
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 27, 2017
Is anyone else’s @ufc fight pass not working ? 100$ and this isn’t working at all
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) August 27, 2017
ESPN’s Darren Rovell also weighed in on the potential ramifications of the pay-per-view package not working.
Imagine if they break the record for PPV buys and then have to give it back in refunds. Still issues with official streams & carriers.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 27, 2017
According to Paolantonio, it is not known how many carriers or online providers are experiencing outages. UFC officials have not replied to ESPN’s repeated requests for comment.
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