Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s fight is delayed due to pay-per-view outages across the country.
Viewers reported pay-per-view issues across multiple platforms throughout the night.
Being told of lots of PPV ordering issues. UFC app, cable providers. Potential disaster for the promoters.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 27, 2017
ESPN’s Sal Palantonio reported the main event was in a “holding pattern” over the issues.
SalPal says cable systems in California and Florida are "crashing" so fight is in a "holding pattern" #MayweathervMcgregor
— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) August 27, 2017
The fight was expected to draw 5 million pay-per-view buys, per Five Thirty Eight.
Showtime issued a statement confirming the delay.
— Marcus Vanderberg (@marcowill) August 27, 2017
Mayweather and McGregor were originally scheduled to hit the ring at around 11:15 p.m. ET.