Rumor: "UFC 222 Pay-Per-View Buys Hit A 10 Year Low For The UFC"

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  1. czitos188

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    How can it be so low it had WMMA in the limelight and we all know everyone loves that
     
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    Cyborg fighting someone unheard of and on 4 weeks notice tho
     
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    The card was weak

    + going against hbo AND Showtime boxing in the same night was stupid...
     
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    This isn't very surprising at all.
     
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    My wife is a big fan of WMMA and she has no interest in watching Cyborg fight. She's dominant, but her fights aren't very exciting.
     
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    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Khabib did not draw those numbers. Stop with the madness already. Just because you hardcores are all invested in him doesn't mean casuals were... Not enough to elevate the PPV number above average anyway.

    It was Cyborg vs Holly as a duo that drew the numbers. Arguably Holly more so, because I think those promotional videos of harping on about making history against Ronda and the possibility of doing it again against Cyborg got some people intrigued.
     
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    Recent Paul Kersey Is A Hero Banned

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    Cyborg's a huge draw...
     
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    How much do you imagine Khabib v. a scrub you've never heard of would sell?

    The main draw was the fight: Holly v. Cyborg. Just like the main draw for 223 is Tony v. Khabib. Neither of them could carry a ppv fighting an unknown fighter.
     
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    That's the case with every Mighty Mouse PPV and it sounds like Cyborg just did worse.
     
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    RIP UFC
     
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    Worst Management Ever (WME) trying to force WMMA down fans throats as a headliner blew up in their face finally.

    Especially when no one even knew who Cyborgs opponent was.
     
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    of course khabib the goat nurmagomedov was the ONLY draw nobody gives a shit about wmma or cyborg
     
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    MMAimports is not a reliable source by any means, i'd wait.
     
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    Fair enough. I'd never heard of it before.
     
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    Nobody (except maybe Cyborg) thinks Cyborg is a draw. Especially not against a random Bantamweight.

    But there's nothing to suggest Khabib is a draw either. Holm was comfortably the biggest star on 219.
     
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    Good! STOP giving us bs cards then! morons!
     
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    Not really surprising, it was an uninteresting uninspiring card that should've been on TV. We got an invicta level headliner and a FN main event as main and co main. You'd have to be out of your mind to pay 64.99 for THAT.
     

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