UFC 249 Did Over 700K Buys...

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Pakkuman, May 12, 2020.


  1. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

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    Ferguson v Gaethje
    Cejudo vs Cruz
    Cowboy against whoever the **** he fought.

    I thought it was a pretty damn good card.
     
  2. Baneofthegame

    Baneofthegame Active Member Full Member

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    People are so desperate for sports to return I think any middling cars will return decent numbers.

    A massive fight like AJ vs Fury would sell over 2 million in my opinion, especially as its not like you can just go watch it down the pub or round your mates house right now.
     
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  3. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Well-Known Member Full Member

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    For a empty venue HW fight ... Usyk-Chisora would be good.

    Two HWs who don't mind fighting out of their comfort zone.

    Perhaps a good time to get Usyk's skills noticed and for Chisora to make a statement that he's in good form.
     
  4. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    UFC does. But it's one arm - like the WBC. There's no way ONE or Bellator do a better self-promotions job than Top Rank.
     
  5. alangjk

    alangjk Active Member Full Member

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    I don't follow the numbers that closely now but I don't think UFC was doing record breaking numbers before this virus took over the world. I'm sure Mcgregor and Jones maybe, but I think ppvs without them were not doing too well. 700k definitely seems a bit high for who was fighting and their usual box office appeal.

    Yes, we're missing sport. I'm even ready to sit through some Bundesliga.
     
  6. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yup. Gonna have to push for big fights immediately.
     
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  7. DirtyOldTown

    DirtyOldTown Well-Known Member Full Member

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    AJ Fury sells 3 million in normal times if not more, nevermind these days.

    Joshua Parker sold 1.8m
     
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  8. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Would have done under 250k in normal circumstances.
     
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  9. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    And they still pay their fighters RUBBISH Money

    Their "super stars" who only last in the sport for a handful of years before they are gone only make $1m. How crazy is that.

    McGregor should have been making $10m+ straight up purse against Khabib. His purse was something like $1.2m and most of his money were his own sponsors.

    UFC is a joke monopoly.
     
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  10. Max Thunder

    Max Thunder Useless Dosser Full Member

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    Just wait for boxing's answer...Wach vs. Johnson on PPV.
     
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  11. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

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    It was a good card. Dont forget the Francis fight either... that was semi interesting matchup.

    But... nothing near legitimate star power. So the numbers surprise me a little, regardless of the good fights.
     
  12. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    The PPV numbers were excellent but with no other sport it was interesting that the ESPN non PPV undercard, which had several good fights as well as a good main event with Cowboy vs Pettis,aparently did less then the undercard of the previous PPV card UFC 248, which had nowhere near the quality of this UFC249 card which had much bigger names and better fights.
     
  13. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Actually $100 annually is cheaper then what I pay now. I will take that gladly!
     
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  14. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

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    The sport drought had a lot to do with the big numbers. There were also a ton of free publicity too , as news outlet throughout the country was reporting on Dana Whites relentless push to air an event during the virus lockdown.

    It was a perfect setup for huge numbers and the event was pretty entertaining.
     
  15. DONT B SCARED

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    The low nimbers for the events from rest of the week combined with UFC249 undercards low numbers will pretty confirm there has been little benefit of UFC being the only live sport on tv.
    The UFC while massive,is still very much a niche sport that relies on it's hardcore fan base and holds little interest outside the biggest fights,for the majority of sports fans from the major sports like NBA,NFL and soccer.
     


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