Don’t worry. You’re going to get your money.
The big title fight between The Notorious Conor McG. (notorious for saying offensive things!) and Floyd “The Abuser” Mayweather was entertaining. So if you watched it, you got your money’s worth. But lotsa people paid to watch it and then got screwed over.
UFC President Dana White is trying to make things right before the inevitable lawsuits roll in, offering full refunds to anyone who purchased the fight but could not watch it.
“We always try to put on the biggest and most exciting fights,” White said in a statement released Tuesday night. “We want our fans to have the best experience when watching our events. Unfortunately, we didn’t deliver the way we wanted to on Saturday because of NeuLion’s technical issues on UFC.TV. As usual, we always take care of our fans and will fix this. We have started processing refunds immediately for anyone that could not access the fight after purchase.”
Customers who ordered the bout via the UFC.TV website are the ones who had the most problems, USA Today reports. NeuLion is the company that runs UFC’s online streaming service.
One person already has filed a class-action lawsuit against Showtime because of the alleged poor quality of the online broadcast. Zack Bartel of Portland, Ore., says he ordered the fight via Showtime’s iTunes app expecting a high-definition broadcast but instead received grainy video, error messages and buffer messages. In response, Showtime also said it would provide refunds to anyone who had trouble watching the bout via its app or online streaming service.
BRAWN NOT BRAINS
It’s okay, tho, Conor McGregor will still get his 100 million dollars or whatever. But this is what is cost him:
The incredible bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather ended in the 10th round when Hall of Fame referee Robert Byrd called a stoppage to the fight. It was a decision that the MMA fighter McGregor wasn’t pleased with. Footage from the fight showed ‘The Notorious’ as a bit a bit wobbly in the ring, which he put down to fatigue. However, former boxing ringside doctor and emergency physician Darragh O’Carroll has told Tonic that McGregor could have been suffering from something much worse. O’Carroll says: “Fatigue may cause sluggish and slow movements, but does not cause the imbalance and poor coordination exhibited by McGregor in the 10th round. Being wobbly, in the setting of pugilistic trauma, will always be treated as the result of head trauma and not as fatigue.
“To let a fighter continue on would be grossly negligent.”