UFC President Dana White has warned fans not to be scammed by sites purporting to sell tickets for the megabucks fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Conor McGregor, writes Stephen Barry.
White posted a picture on social media showing an order confirmation for two tickets priced at £1,800 (€2,047) each, plus VAT, booking and delivery charges totalling £619.12 (€704).
White said the company would not be refunding the fan’s £4,838.22 (€5,500) and advised others not to get ripped off by “these DIRTBALLS”.
Tickets are NOT on sale yet. Please do not get ripped off. This company is NOT refunding this fans money. We will announce when tix goonsale pic.twitter.com/Z7KAAhkcVI— Dana White (@danawhite) June 23, 2017
In a series of social media posts, he said: “A fan told me he bought tix (tickets) already. I want ALL fans to know that we have not even come up with a price for tix yet and tix ARE NOT for sale yet.
“Don't get fucked by These DIRTBALLS trying to sell tix already.
“When we announce tix on sale that's when it's real.”
He added: “Please do not get ripped off. This company is NOT refunding this fans money. We will announce when tix goonsale (sic)”.
Tickets for the August 26 contest may cost fans even more money, according to prices leaked online.
It’s rumoured that prices for tickets, which can only be bought in pairs, will range between $2,750 (€2,450) and $100,000 (€89,300).
Tickets prices for Mayweather vs. McGregor! Only $100,000 for a ringside seat!! 😬 pic.twitter.com/z4yW5QH5Gt— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) June 19, 2017
Time to apply for that credit union loan!