Who are the UFC’s top 5 PPV draws?
Of the eight champions now populating the UFC’s ranks, three are top pay-per-view draws.
Five fighters – Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans – are the promotion’s current kings, White said following UFC 152.
White disclosed the list in rebuttal to a Toronto Sun story that was gloomy on the UFC’s future. Among its assertions, ex-UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar was listed as the promotion’s No. 1 attraction.
White hinted that a new addition to the top-five list is Sonnen, who trumpeted his position as the UFC’s top PPV earner in several interviews prior to the blockbuster UFC 148 event, where he lost a second time to middleweight champ Silva.
“Chael Sonnen makes the list now,” White said. “I know everybody’s going to say, ‘He’s getting defensive.’ I’m not defensive. It just pisses me off when people write inaccurate stories – just to be a d—.”