Member Since: 12/7/18
Reyes the first legit LHW attraction since Ortiz and Liddell? To do these numbers on a Friday on ESPN2 is bananas. 805k average while peaking at 1million during the Reyes vs Weidman fight.
Sure, you can attribute the numbers to Weidman (Weidman was always a star) But that just means that 1 million people saw Reyes perform like a stud, show charisma after the fight, then call out the so called champion for a title shot. Everything seems to be lining up perfectly for Reyes.
Reyes is quickly becoming a star. Hes a counter puncher with probably the cleanest boxing at LHW. Mexican stud. He checks all the boxes and has all the momentum going into a title fight now. For once the LHW title picture is actually exciting thanks to Reyes. Reyes would be taking big numbers with him into dethroning Jones. The young hungry undefeated lion with the Mexican and American fanbase. Its out with the old, in with the new. Seems like we have ourselves a story:) This is what the UFC should've been doing from the start. Building big fights or fighters on cable espn, to as many viewers as possible, and then taking the super fights on PPV. No paywalls on anything. Paywalls only limit availability and alienate fans.
Congrats to Reyes, the young champion. I think these numbers pretty much solidly his title shot now. He is on the war path to dethroning Jones. Reyes is a terrible match up for Jones. He can do what Santos did. He can do what Gus did 1st time. he can put it together. Hes the same size. Iron will. Jones likes to "out-hustle" but you are not out-hustling a Mexican. He has the KO power which Gus never had. He possesses a legit countering threat which Jones has never faced in his life before. Jones has never faced anyone like Reyes, ever. Reyes is gonna beat the fuck out of Jones lol. Jones's time is finally coming to an end (hallelujah). Out with the old, in with the new