"A real fight. MMA next".
But Showtime, who broadcast the fight in the USA, have now revealed that the August 26 showdown failed to beat Mayweather's showdown with Pacquiao in 2015.
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Despite many labelling the fight a mis-match, however, the fighters had hoped the bout would become the richest in the sport's history.
A statement from Showtime sports said the August fight generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.More news: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
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In the end, the boxer defeated the fighter by TKO, at 1:05 of the 10th round, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As seen in the tweet, the Mayweather/McGregor fight garnered the second highest number of buys of all time, behind the Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight from 2015.
Showtime added that the Mayweather and McGregor fight had exceeded $600 million when global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and worldwide distribution were considered.
However, McGregor made it clear that Pacquiao will not be his next order of business.
Along with Ferguson, McGregor has also been linked to a potential grudge match with Nate Diaz if he returns to the UFC for his next fight.
He said: "They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back". I earned their respect and put myself out there.