The highly anticipated superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor resulted in hundreds of thousands of comments, quips, GIFs and quick-witted memes being posted in real-time on Twitter.
A lot of the online jabs started before the main event even reached viewers’ screens. Before the fight – which Mayweather won by technical knockout in the 10th round – a brief delay in pay-per-view service put some of the Twitter world in a frenzy.
“Due to high demand, we have reports of scattered outages from various cable and satellite providers and the online offering,” Showtime announced in a statement during Saturday’s event. “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.”
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As such, fans live-tweeting their reactions to the fight had plenty of commentary—regarding both the delay and the fight itself.