The highly-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor is delayed due to cable system outages.
A Showtime executive told ESPN that “capacity of cable systems around country are being overwhelmed” due to excessive demand. UFC.tv, which is streaming the fight, is also down. The PPV fight cost viewers $99.
Being told of lots of PPV ordering issues. UFC app, cable providers. Potential disaster for the promoters.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 27, 2017
.@UFCFightPass customers: Due to overwhelming traffic you may be experiencing log in issues. This will be resolved shortly.
— UFC (@ufc) August 27, 2017
A similar outage happened in 2015 when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao.