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Tickets For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Given Free To WME Clients

August 23, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

TMZ reports that tickets for Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor were bought in bulk by talent agency WME head Ari Emanuel, who is giving them to clients in Hollywood for free. Emanuel bought 250 of them along with WME financier Silver Lake. Most tickets cost around $10,000 for a total price of around $2.5 million. Emanuel’s clients include Charlize Theron, Oprah, Steven Spielberg and others. It’s unknown who got tickets, however.

WME owns the UFC after Silver Lake helped pay the $4 billion to purchase the company.

Mayweather, meanwhile, is said to be upset that his celebrity friends have been asking for free tickets while he’s training for the fight. He’s already given away the tickets he was given and he doesn’t plan to buy any of his famous friends a ticket. He’s reportedly irritated enough that he’s not talking to anyone.