As impressive as the gate was, it wasn't enough to break the record set by Mayweather's bout against Manny Pacquiao.
Though he indicated that he'd like to fight again by the end of 2017, his coach, John Kavanagh, doesn't think the timing is quite right for such a quick rebound following the Mayweather vs. McGregor monster.
The T-Mobile Arena was set up for 17,698 people, but high ticket prices contributed to the event not selling out despite substantial interest in it. In comparison, Mayweather-Pacquiao sold out all 16,219 tickets in less than one minute.
We wanted to get the exact revenue number for ourselves today and the exact number of tickets sold vs those given away to guests as comps.
Promoters likely don't mind that the seats went largely unoccupied, as the same report indicated that pay-per-view numbers for the fight might exceed 6 million purchases - far above the current record of 4.6 million buys (also for Pacquiao-Mayweather). We are now sort of mid-four millions (Espinoza clarified 4.5 million give or take 100-200k). "If we see the kind of growth that we typically see, then we'll break the record".
There is no denying that the Mayweather vs McGregor event was a huge commercial success all round and, to be fair, the fight was a lot better than many expected it to be.
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"And you tell me, what part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow". This isn't the damn Rolling Stones concert.
Ellerbe was asked again after the fight about whether he regretted pricing the tickets so high and he paused to laugh before delivering his answer.
"In my opinion, the reason I say Diaz is because those fights are so exciting".
He said that there was $70,000 in there but he had just won the jackpot.
Kavanagh - who is now in Florida - added: "The Nate Diaz trilogy fight at lightweight is what I'd personally like to see next".