Mayweather vs. McGregor: Tickets will be very expensive for Aug. 26 fight date

Oh, you want to see former pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor fight it out live in Las Vegas? It's going to cost you -- a lot.

According to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, tickets for the fight will start at $500 and range up to $10,000. The $500 tickets will be limited, of course, with the average ticket cost expected to be in the thousands of dollars.

The Mayweather-McGregor bout will go down on Saturday, Aug. 26 live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The listed capacity is 20,000 for boxing, so an eight-figure gate chould go along with a record pay-per-view buy rate making this potentially the biggest money-making combat sports event of all-time.

Showtime will broadcast the event on PPV at a price of $89.95 ($99.95 for high definition).

By the time Mayweather-McGregor ticket hit the resale market, expect the best to exceed low-to-mid six-figures. Tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao went for more than $300,000 a week ahead of the fight.

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Brian Campbell covers MMA, boxing and WWE. The Connecticut native joined CBS Sports in 2017 and has covered combat sports since 2010. He has written and hosted various podcasts and digital shows for ESPN... Full Bio

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