UFC 150 drew massive numbers of fans - over 15,000. However, the total live gate was a paltry $650,000. By contrast, UFC 149 had a live gate of $4,100,000, and UFC 148 set a UFC national record of $7,000,000.
UFC President Dana White discussed the numbers following the event.
"Worst gate since 2007, for a pay-per-view, since 2007," said White, adding "without a doubt."
"We've been talking about it. The shootings here, the fires that have been going on here. It's been a really bad summer for this place. Once all that stuff started going down, we kinda felt it was not gonna be a good gate here."
"We know it's not the [main event marketability]. Everywhere we go, the least of our problems are always the gate. The gates are always usually fine."
"Did you head about that? Yah. DirecTV went down tonight. We couldn't get kicked in the balls worse than we did tonight. DirectTV went down... It couldn't go down last night, right? It had to go down tonight... They dropped it. Whatever happened, DirecTV went down. Black... Never (happened before)."
"It's a big number. Huge number. Fun night (not)."
"It's been a bad summer for this place man. So I'm actually happy that the people who did come had a fun night."
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