Any other important details? Unlike Mayweather's bout with Manny Pacquiao inthis fight will actually be available on pay-per-view without a cable subscription. But to watch the Mayweather-McGregor live stream, you'll have to pay the price just like cable subscribers do.
Even though the fight turned out to be a pretty entertaining affair, with McGregor lasting way longer than most people expected him to, it seemed like the match was going to be a relatively short one before it started. Some people who streamed the fight illegally did so after running into issues with their PPV providers, which was a problem that plagued cable companies in several different parts of the country.
If you did decide to stream the fight illegally, you should know there might be repercussions. The Daily Mail and The Sun are both reporting that some streamers may have noticed a watermark with a bunch of random letters and numbers in it on their illegal feeds.
While most viewers probably disregarded it, the site TorrentFreak—which specializes in file-sharing and copyright news— believes the letters and numbers might have been used to track down those who were illegally streaming the fight.
It's unclear whether those letters and numbers, identified as "homing beacons" by TorrentFreak, came from cable providers or the illegal streaming sites themselves, but it appears as though someone was tracking some streams that were out there.
The UFC and other entities here in the U. If this weekend is any indication, no. But it might make some people think twice before they watch an illegal stream in the future.