UnderGround Forums 675K buys for UFC 254

30 days ago
2/7/08
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30 days ago
3/21/12
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UFC is the doing amazing compared to other sports right now. World Series viewership was down 70%
30 days ago
1/1/01
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Other sports should emulate the ufc.  Not insulting their consumers

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1/1/01
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Pretty shocking if true.Dana said it was trending to be the biggest of all-time.I wonder how many buys came from Russia?

 

30 days ago
9/27/15
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TzTinkle - UFC is the doing amazing compared to other sports right now. World Series viewership was down 70%

Whoa really?! I wonder if that's due to the teams playing or if baseball is that much less interesting this season?
30 days ago
1/1/01
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TzTinkle - UFC is the doing amazing compared to other sports right now. World Series viewership was down 70%

Was that better or worse than the nba finals drop off? 

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10/14/19
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ons ear -
TzTinkle - UFC is the doing amazing compared to other sports right now. World Series viewership was down 70%

Whoa really?! I wonder if that's due to the teams playing or if baseball is that much less interesting this season?

NBA and NHL were both at historic lows. I didn’t watch a single NHL playoff game for the first time in my life.

People just aren’t interested in sports now, especially with no (or limited) crowds.

30 days ago
12/5/12
Posts: 5637
crowbar -

Pretty shocking if true.Dana said it was trending to be the biggest of all-time.I wonder how many buys came from Russia?

 

Don't European countries get PPVs for free? 

30 days ago
1/24/16
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It's funny egg is so full of shit but noone calls him out on it anymore. Ariel is awful but at least he had some balls.

Everyone knew it was lie, now there's proof that it was indeed a lie and there are no consequences.

I get it egg has to promote but this is just dirty

 

30 days ago
8/2/11
Posts: 4898
thegreatone287 -
crowbar -

Pretty shocking if true.Dana said it was trending to be the biggest of all-time.I wonder how many buys came from Russia?

 

Don't European countries get PPVs for free? 

Yes certain pay television subscriptions in Europe give you Ufc for free

30 days ago
11/1/19
Posts: 5312

Like I said in that thread. I don't believe you. No way is this event doing big PPVs. Khabib isn't a draw. Never has been. He's only relevant to Russia because that's all they have and well, because of Conor. Conor is the star. 

30 days ago
1/26/08
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2pm time really hurt them but theey got paid a huge site fee so not a big deal

30 days ago
6/3/10
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Honestly, UFC is the only sport that I've enjoyed much more without audiences. 

The other sports, audiences play a major part of the ambience. In the UFC I find the audience distracting and love hearing the punches, kicks, corners, etc. 

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11/18/14
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surprised that Gaethje vs Tony sold better than Gaethje vs Khabib.

*edit for 'it was the time of day'

30 days ago
9/24/18
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Khabib seems to have similar drawing power to Jones. But obviously no where near Conor.
30 days ago
10/8/07
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Still a massive success for an afternoon ppv. There was a time not too long ago where they were consistently doing 200k-300k ppv buys.

30 days ago
12/9/13
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thegreatone287 -
crowbar -

Pretty shocking if true.Dana said it was trending to be the biggest of all-time.I wonder how many buys came from Russia?

 

Don't European countries get PPVs for free? 

some got network deals

30 days ago
2/9/09
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I loved the early start time. Im EST. Would love a 8pm main card start

30 days ago
9/5/11
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Dana’s lies were intended to prop up Khabib as an equally relevant PPV draw to Conor McGregor. 

Numbers don’t lie - he is not. 

Butt hurt Dana caught out there again! 

30 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 40547
crowbar -

Pretty shocking if true.Dana said it was trending to be the biggest of all-time.I wonder how many buys came from Russia?

 

There is no PPV in Russia. It airs on a channel UFC has a deal with.

Sure ESPN cares about PPV buys but they also care about their ratings in the markets they have broadcasting deals with outside of PPV.

It would be interesting to see a list of what nations have to buy a PPV and what nations have broadcast deals that include the numbered cards.

Touch has said Russia has no PPV, its free to watch on a channel UFC has a deal with.

UFC 100% knew they would take a PPV hit in NA, the other play here the the ratings around the world were there was no PPV.

I'm sure 20 million plus watched the main event in Russia alone.

30 days ago
4/19/17
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Proves that Khabib is only a big draw when Conor blesses him with a fight.

 

Smart to retire after suckering the UFC into paying you $6 million for 600k buys lol

30 days ago
9/24/09
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Tim Duncan -

Other sports should emulate the ufc.  Not insulting their consumers

Well said. 

30 days ago
1/1/01
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I still dont understand why they didnt tape delay and run the PPV normal time in US.They've done it before. I missed it because I had to work
30 days ago
1/1/01
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NHBDaddy - I still dont understand why they didnt tape delay and run the PPV normal time in US.They've done it before. I missed it because I had to work

I actually enjoyed that time as something different. Watched the prelims starting 8am, people came over for the PPV and we BBQd, headed out to the bars after and still got to bed at 9pm. :D

Not saying I'd want to do it every time but it was a nice change of pace. 

30 days ago
9/2/10
Posts: 5297

Hold on, Dana said it was trending for 2m+.