WATCH: Guy Sneaks Into Mayweather vs. McGregor, Gets $100K Seat!
Tickets for the “Fight of the Century” between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and ageing pugilist Floyd “Money” Mayweather were more than just a couple of dollars. Ranging anywhere between $500 for nosebleed seats and $10,000 to $100,000 for ringside, most tickets were out of reach for the common punter.
A lot of people didn’t even want to stump up the money to watch the fight at home legally, instead choosing to stream the fight illicitly or watching the replays that made it onto YouTube, Facebook and Instagram within minutes. Other, more sensible folks who weren’t thrilled to pay top dollar for the pay-per-view went and watched it at their local pubs.
Simon Wilson wasn’t one of those other sensible folks, nor was he your average punter. He had attended the weigh in for the bout but was not able to afford the $3500 asking price for half decent tickets.
Grabbing a camera and a boom mic, Wilson came up with a plan to disguise himself as a reporter for Fox News, eventually weaseling his way past the security guards and getting himself a seat worth about $100,000.
He even managed to talk to a few big names about the fight, watched McGregor’s walk out from the tunnel and made an appearance in the background of Conor McGregor’s post fight interview. His view for the actual fight was pretty incredible, and he even went and sat on the ring itself.
“Basically I had a ticket for the weigh in but not for the fight,” Simon said. “I thought when I get to Vegas I might see what the situation is with the tickets but when I was told the cheapest one remaining were $3,500, there was no way I was paying that kind of money.
“After being at the weigh in, I was so excited for the fight, I was determined I had to go to it but I was equally as determined that I was not paying $3,500 either.
“From that minute forward I turned the camera on and started filming.
“The video is 20 minutes long, but I was at it from 9am in the morning until I left the press conference at 1am the following day. There were a few snags along the way, the biggest being in the credentials room but I just waited and waited until the right time. It wasn’t easy but patience and persistence always wins!
“The moral of the story is that if you have the belief along with determination and not a give up attitude, anything is achievable.”
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