If you thought you’d stream the anticipated Mayweather-McGregor fight online (illegally) later this month, think again. SHOWTIME is doing all the can to block pirates looking to rip the event for free.
According to TMZ, SHOWTIME has filed a lawsuit requesting an injunction to block the sites from streaming the August 26 fight.
The network did the same thing ahead of the hyped Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, scouting potential illegal streaming websites before the fight and hit them with a legal notice.
While its unlikely SHOWTIME will be able to completely stop illegal streams of Mayweather-McGregor, the top sites known for pirating sporting events will take an “L” on the evening of August 26th.
If you want to guarantee you can watch he fight, you may have to bite the bullet and fork over $99.95 for the pay-per-view on SHOWTIME.