Fight fans think they have been splashing out on black-market tickets but it looks like they have been getting fleeced
CONOR MCGREGOR fans have be warned against getting ripped off for Floyd Mayweather tickets by UFC Dana White who has lashed out at greedy “dirtball” touts.
Tickets for the billion-dollar August 26 cross-sport fight have not even been released yet but scalpers – to use the US term – are already trying to flog them for silly money.
If Mayweather Promotions can convince US rapper Ice Cube to give up the T-Mobile arena for the night then the fight will take place in the Las Vegas arena that only holds 20,000.
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For Money Man’s 2015 fight with long-time nemesis Manny Pacquiao, 19,000 of those golden tickets were handed out to sponsors, promoters, TV executives, the fighters and their entourages, with just 1,000 going on general sale.
Fight fans have been reaching out to White on social media and boasting that they have splashed out on re-sold tickets.
But he has had to inform them that they have splurged almost £5,000 on fresh air as the ticket price has not even been agreed – let alone printed.
White said: “A fan told me he bought tix already.
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“I want ALL fans to know that we have not even come up with a price for tix yet and tix ARE NOT for sale yet.
“Don’t get f***** by These DIRTBALLS trying to sell tix already.
“When we announce tix on sale that’s when it’s real.”
For Mayweather vs Pacquiao, the few ringside seats that were available changed hands for £85,000 with every Hollywood star and sporting hero trying to get pictured at the exclusive event and this is set to surpass that.