Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. stopped Conor McGregor Saturday in the 10th round of their much-hyped superfight, though both combatants were winners in terms of paydays.
Also making many millions on the bout were Showtime and cable carriers, as the pay-per-view event was expected to (and surely did) shatter revenue records. But not everyone who watched the match ponied up for a ticket or a PPV — there were tons of illegal live streams shared on various social media platforms.
That fact made frugal users on Twitter delighted to have seen “Money” without spending any.
Read a sample of those grateful for the illegal freebie:
I Think the real winner of Tonight is the broke side of Twitter who saved $100 by watching Livestreams #MayweathervMcgregor
— danielit (@javorus_moore) August 27, 2017
to all who persiscoped the hell out of the fight saving me $100 for my rent money ???????????? i praise you YALL the MVP's #MayweathervMcgregor
— M.J.A.B (@iiswhoiisking) August 27, 2017
— Chasing Dreams ✨ (@_tyruhxo) August 27, 2017
— Mynita ✨ (@_MynggaSoWHITE) August 27, 2017
Even though we got an entertaining fight, the real MVP's of the night were those who streamed the fight for everyone.#MayweathervMcgregor
— Joey Crawford (@BadJoeyCrawford) August 27, 2017
— Katie Walmsley (@KatieL_Walmsley) August 27, 2017
— Alanna (@alannacaprice) August 27, 2017
— Kendrick Porter (@Porterhouse1974) August 27, 2017
— Sunny Amey (@SunnyAmey54) August 27, 2017
— jagan s (@jagannnnnn) August 27, 2017