White: UFC 158 trending towards monster PPV buy rate

by Mike Chiappetta |

Apparently, we can add Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz to the list. Shortly after UFC 158 concluded, UFC president Dana White told the media that all indicators pointed towards a buy rate that would equal 2012's biggest show.

"It's trending with Chael Sonnen-Anderson Silva," he said.

While the UFC doesn't publicize its pay-per-view numbers, MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer, who has long been considered the foremost expert on such things, reported that Sonnen-Silva II, which took place last July, drew 925,000 pay-per-view buys.

That would mean that St-Pierre vs. Diaz would be a big jump over St-Pierre's return to the octagon last November, when he faced Carlos Condit. That show was still a hit, but did 700,000 buys, putting it firmly into the top three shows of 2012.

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Wittsy site profile image  

3/18/13 4:21 PM by Wittsy

I wonder how much higher it would have been if PPV company hadn't been overwhelmed. I had to mirror UFC.TV off the IPad to the big screen because the PPV provider said they had exceeded their capacity for that event.

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3/18/13 2:39 PM by AceAtGSU

People were eating them up Saturday night.

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3/18/13 8:27 AM by flipmode

Wolf tickets are big business.