Mayweather vs McGregor tops social media content for week

It had a lot of the country talking and social media was a buzz on Sunday during the Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor fight.

The bout came out on top in the latest ‘Social Content’ Ratings compiled by Neilsen’s with the superfight scoring 1.4m interactions. This is nearly 1.2m more than it’s nearest rival, the Bledisloe Cup Rugby match between Australia and New Zealand which had just over 209,000 interactions.

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While exact figures are not released in Australia, The Courier Mail has reported that the pay-per-view was the second highest in history for Foxel and Mainevent. It is only eclipsed by the 2006 grudge match between Anthony Mundine and Danny Green.

It must also be mentioned that Foxtel was one of three distributors for the event with fans also being able to purchase it via UFC Fight Pass. The UFC has offered refunds for UFC Fight Pass customers effected the streaming issues experienced during the event.

Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. When the sport of MMA arrived many years later, it was a natural progression. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of racing an F1 car and hiking the Swiss Alps. Most of all, my family is numero uno.