The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is already a clash between giants. But now it looks like there’s a standoff between 2 event organizers for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for August 26. The problem started when Dana White, President of UFC made an announcement Scheduling the Mayweather and McGregor fight on that day there.
It so happens that the venue is already booked for Rapper/Actor Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league championship game. And Ice Cube’s not moving. Well not for a price.
But the UFC isn’t arrogant enough to think it can bulldoze over the BIG3. So much, so it’s looking to the MGM Grand Arena as a backup. And guess where the Big3 Championship game will move if there’s enough change on the table. That’s right. MGM Grand.
According to latest estimates, seat sales for the fight could reach $80 million and $500 million for PPV. That’s just PPV for the US.
Why did Dana White even suggest this date for the venue when the BIG3 game isn’t some back alley 3 on 3, he didn’t know about? There’s even a huge banner plastered on the actual arena itself.
Well, it’s most likely an early publicity stunt. The more noise, the more hype. The more coin they’ll make.