Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s fight is expected to bring in millions of dollars in pay-per-view sales, but some who forked over the $99 found themselves in the dark when the event started.
Users took to Twitter to air their frustrations.
Really excited about this PPV emergency alert show I bought
— Ross Villarreal (@SportsRV) August 27, 2017
— Ryan Schomber (@Ryan_RantWorthy) August 27, 2017
I'm so pissed that my app isn't working. $100 down the drain. Shame on you @UFCFightPass
— Anthony (@NAMELESS) August 27, 2017
.@UFCFightPass Please fix the PPV. All my guests are just staring at me. They hated me before this.
— C.J. Toledano (@CJToledano) August 27, 2017
— Jon (@Jondegooyer) August 27, 2017
ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale was among those affected.
We r in panic mode / Waited all day for PAY PER VIEW OF FIGHT / not getting it & we can't get anyone on the phone ! pic.twitter.com/oTnandYpHU
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 27, 2017
UFC Fight Pass acknowledged the issues, tweeting they “will be resolved shortly.”
Due to overwhelming traffic you may be experiencing log in issues. This will be resolved shortly.
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) August 27, 2017
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