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The outrageous price of ringside seats for Mayweather vs McGregor

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If you want to see Conor McGregor attempt to upset the odds by beating Floyd Mayweather in the flesh, then you’d better start saving those pennies/robbing those banks pretty soon.

The long-awaited and much talked-about fight between undefeated Mayweather, coming out of retirement for the fight, and MMA fighter, and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor was finally confirmed last week, with the date and venue announced as 26 August and the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Now ticket prices for the event have been announced, and it’s going to cost you if you want to see it live. According to MyMMANews.com, the cheapest tickets – up in the gods – are a hefty $2,750 each (and you can only buy in pairs).

And if you want floor seats you’re looking at an astonishing $100,000 per ticket.

While you’d probably have to sell a kidney to pay for them, they’re not actually the most expensive ringside seats ever – floor seats for the 2015 fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio were priced at a hefty $128,705.

Meanwhile, there’s been controversy over the choice of venue, with news emerging that the Arena had, in fact, already been booked by rap star Ice Cube for his BIG3 basketball league who is refusing to move – tickets for that event are, in fact, still on sale. However, TMZ believes that the dispute will be be settled soon, with the basketball to be moved to the nearby MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The fight is expected to be one of the richest in history, with pay-per-view revenue likely to reach into the tens of millions.

It won’t be Money Mayweather’s biggest payday – he’s expected to take around $100 million – still well shy of the astounding $250 million he made from his win over Manny Pacquiao.

“The Notorious” is expected to take a similar, although slightly smaller, pay package – and this will be the most he’s ever made from a fight.

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