Chael Sonnen’s report on Liddell vs Ortiz 3 ppv buys contrast Meltzer’s hopeful predictions, full breakdown

Chael P Sonnen has some potentially dismal news about the pay per view buys for the Golden Boy card which featured a main event of Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell. Tito may have had a great night by knocking out Chuck Liddell in brutal fashion in the first round but the overall payday for the … Read more

UFC 92 defeats “Lesnar fight” by 150k buys – Rampage to fight Evans for LHW Title

Dana White recently did an interview with ESPN The Magazine that revealed a few interesting nuggets. White is such a busy guy in an ever-changing and evolving business that something new is revealed just about every time he speaks publicly.

UFC 91, at last count did a little over a million buys. White’s statement in this interview indicates that UFC 92 blew 91 out of the water by over 150,000 buys. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

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UFC 91 PPV numbers look good

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting early returns on UFC 91 pay-per-view buys range from 800,000-850,000 purchases. While Couture vs. Lesnar did not quite hit the 1.2 million mark Dana White openly predicted, UFC 91 ranks only behind UFC 66 Liddell vs Ortiz 2 in terms of PPV buys.

The Dana White media machine provided the public with enough UFC Kool-aid to make people want to spend $44.95 on the bout.  Although the UFC 91 card had many exciting finishes, as a whole it did not have much star power outside the main event.

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