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Fans eager to catch the action of the super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on UFC Fight Pass met an issue early Saturday night as the stream went down due to overloaded servers.
Fight Pass, a streaming app for the combat sports league, issued an apology on Twitter: “Due to overwhelming traffic you may be experiencing log in issues. This 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
The stream remained down throughout the first two undercard bouts, more than an hour of coverage.
According to a screenshot from one Twitter user, a UFC tech representative said a refund would not be issued.
— sunny moon (@SunnyHMoon) August 27, 2017
The fight was also not loading on UFC TV on Roku, according to viewers via Twitter.
this was funny before but.. not anymore https://t.co/j7Uez8Fd85
— Amanda Lucci (@alucci) August 27, 2017
No update has been issued by Fight Pass that the issue has been resolved as of this time.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the fight will be delayed until the issue is dealt with. He tweeted, “ESPN’s Sal Palantonio reporting that they are delaying Mayweather-McGregor fight to deal with PPV issues.”
ESPN’s Sal Palantonio reporting that they are delaying Mayweather-McGregor fight to deal with PPV issues.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 27, 2017
UFC officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Showtime issued an official statement on the issue. “Due to high demand we have reports of scattered outages from various cable and satellite providers and the online offerings,” the statement read. “We will delay the start of the main event slightly to allow for systems to get on track. We do not expect a lengthy delay.”
Official statement from PR on the delay: pic.twitter.com/ffX44YB1YN
— Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) August 27, 2017
At the start of the fight, UFC FIght Pass offered an alternate route to watch the fight via Showtime’s app.
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