Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight Still Has Hundreds of Unsold Tickets

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  UFC President Dana White (C) steps between Conor McGregor (R) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as they face off during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Hundreds of tickets are reportedly still available for the Aug. 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. 

According to the Associated Press' Tim Dahlberg, "a check online Saturday revealed hundreds—even thousands—of seats still available" firsthand on Ticketmaster after they were initially made available to the public Monday. 

Based on the cost to get into T-Mobile Arena for the Las Vegas spectacle, that's not a major surprise. 

As Dahlberg noted, the cheapest face-value ticket is $3,500, and that's not counting approximately $300 worth of fees associated with the purchase. Prices soar as high as $10,000 for ringside seats, with VIP "platinum" tickets clocking in just under $15,000. 

Those astronomical rates have also contributed to some paltry secondhand-market sales. 

"There's fairly little sales going on in general," SeatGeek.com content analyst Chris Leyden said, per Dahlberg. "I think a lot of it has to do with where prices are now. I think people are a little uncomfortable paying this much or maybe even more."

If the tickets do sell out, the fight should have a shot at breaking the record-setting $72,198,500 gate from Mayweather's 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Garden Arena—which seats 16,800 compared to T-Mobile Arena's 20,000