Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is officially getting underway on Saturday night, but pay-per-view service problems have plagued the show all night. As a result, it will take a little longer than anticipated before the main event gets started.
Showtime makes it official: Main event will be delayed to try and catch up with PPV demand. pic.twitter.com/6ebPRa8Vg5— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) August 27, 2017
The main PPV card started at 9 p.m. ET with three undercard bouts, with Mayweather and McGregor reportedly planning to walk to the ring around 11:15 p.m. However, many viewers have had problems accessing the show, with cable providers failing to get the PPV feed up and the UFC’s Fight Pass streaming service crashing multiple times.
We can probably blame this on California and Florida.
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 problem seems bad enough that some customers might not even be able to see the fight in HD at this point.
They are rebooting systems to see if they can solve PPV issues. Some carriers have told customers that HD feed is no longer an option.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 27, 2017
Right now, it appears that the main event won’t start until well after midnight. We’ll get to see the fight eventually, though the unprecedented demand has led to unforeseen problems.
Hopefully you weren’t planning on going to bed early.