Nobody Seems To Want To Watch The McGregor Mayweather Fight Because Tickets Are So Expensive

Advisory: these prices could give you a nosebleed

The "Billion Dollar Fight" may be just that, but it seems few people are prepared to shell out watch it... because tickets are so expensive.

Conor McGregor is set to take on Floyd Mayweather (he has pledged to knock the cocky Irish UFC superstar "the f*** out") on August 26 at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what promoters promise will be one of the most watched fights in history.

But according to reports, "hundreds, if not thousands" of tickets are still available, the cheapest of which cost a punishing $3,500 (£2,665).

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There are a few resale tickets starting at $1,997 (£1,520), but fight fans, it is thought, will be unlikely to find any that would be next to each other.

In fact, there are so many open seats that fans with enough room left on their credit cards can buy six tickets together in 162 different spots throughout the arena.

You could, of course, opt for the Best Seats option, but that would set you back between $10,000 (£7,614) and $24,000 (£18,274) - more than the average cost of an entire wedding in the UK.

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StubHub spokeswoman Johnna Hoff told The Associated Press: "We're not necessarily seeing demand levels for the fight yet. The encouraging part is people are buying some tickets."

"There's fairly little sales going on in general," Chris Leyden, a content analyst for Seatgeek.com added. "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."

Promoter Leonard Ellerbe, though, is putting on a brave face. "We're very excited and very happy with ticket sales so far," Ellerbe told The Associated Press. "We're well on our way to smashing our own record which transcended the sport."

Sure, Lenny, sure. Guess we'll have to wait and see.