Report: UFC 158 did 1.1 million PPV buys

 

Last week, Bloody Elbow passed along the information (via Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting) that early estimates of the UFC 158 buyrate were in the 800,000 range...But according to at least one other MMA reporter, the number could be much higher.

Yahoo Sports writer Kevin Iole was asked on Facebook what the buy rate was for the show, and he responded with this nugget of information:

"A bit under 1.1 million.

That's obviously a huge jump from the number Meltzer originally reported. It has been a week since Dave's original report though, and he did specifically say that the buyrate "will top 800k", so it's still technically correct.

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eagleswhat2 site profile image  

3/27/13 10:20 PM by eagleswhat2

this mans first post was a great one^^^^^

YaoMingia site profile image  

3/27/13 9:44 PM by YaoMingia

Lets not forget that Shaq, Mickey Rourke, Ghostface, Oscar De la Hoya and X-Pac(123 kid) were all tweeting about the fight and all picking Diaz. These are big names with a shitload of followers. I think it's fair to say that Nick is a star and a huge draw whether you love him or hate him.

91W209 site profile image  

3/27/13 9:18 PM by 91W209

Yup.

ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh site profile image  

3/27/13 9:16 PM by ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh

I agree.  He always tends to estimate on the high side.  He said Mayweather/Ortiz was trending towards 1.5 million and it ended up doing just over 1.2

ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh site profile image  

3/27/13 9:15 PM by ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh

Um, what? Show me where you're getting that figure, then we can talk.

MT11 site profile image  

3/27/13 9:14 PM by MT11

No way in hell

RKing85 site profile image  

3/27/13 9:13 PM by RKing85

General rule of thumb I have....listen to Meltzer, ignore Iole.

eagleswhat2 site profile image  

3/27/13 9:08 PM by eagleswhat2

He made just over 2 million for his fight against Condit....wtf are you talking about

endochokedme site profile image  

3/27/13 9:05 PM by endochokedme

I bought the PPV to watch Nick Diaz fight. I will buy the next one he is on too

JerodR site profile image  

3/27/13 7:59 PM by JerodR

People can argue all they want about "if" Diaz is a draw, but the bottom line is that it was a fight people wanted to see. It was hyped very well, and for a long time coming. They had a fight people wanted to see, and at the right time. It was a perfect storm so to speak among fighters. This was also a pretty good card on top of that.



 

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