When did Jon Jones became a draw?

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  1. SpedDaddyV

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    Conor is a big draw due to how infrequently he fights and all the hoopla and drama surrounding his fights. Jones has been a consistent draw since his title win 8 years ago, fighting multiple times a year since, and dominating everyone.
     
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    @TerraRayzing - Jones isn't a draw (see Gustafsson and Teixeira PPVs).
     
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    He's not, he does good numbers with DC because of the feud, or people that were already established stars (Rampage, Rashad etc), but when he's the main draw (like his fights with Gus, Glover etc), he did very average numbers.

    Every time he has been on the cusp of becoming a mainstream star he fucked it up.
     
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    Jones draws in and around 500k per PPV he headlines. His lowest number was 325k and he has gone as high as 800k. He is easily a top 7 all time MMA draw in terms of being able to consistently get to the 500k mark.

    So, I’m not a bonehead. You’re just a little emotional is all. Blood coming out of you’re vagina can do that. Not a big deal tho. I understand.
     
  5. HNIC215

    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    These are Jon Jones PPV numbers... They're not that bad...

    03/19/2011 UFC 128 Shogun vs. Jones 490,000
    09/24/2011 UFC 135 Jones vs. Rampage 520,000
    12/10/2011 UFC 140 Jones vs. Machida 480,000
    04/21/2012 UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans 700,000
    09/22/2012 UFC 152 Jones vs. Belfort 450,000
    04/27/2013 UFC 159 Jones vs Sonnen 530,000
    09/21/2013 UFC 165 Jones vs Gustafsson 310,000
    04/26/2014 UFC 172 Jones vs Teixeira 350,000
    01/03/2015 UFC 182 Jones vs Cormier 800,000
    04/23/2016 UFC 197 Jones vs St. Preux 322,000
    07/29/2017 UFC 214 Cormier v Jones II 850,000

    Crunch that you dumb bitch...
     
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    Yeah, and honestly in this age of sport being a big draw often has little to do with your ability. Being a huge draw isn't necessarily something to be proud of anymore since Mayweather set the blueprint for gathering attraction through INFAMY rather than fame.
     
  7. PROlogic

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    You're delusional .

    Jones hadnt fought in a while up until his return against OSP, all kinds of drama, still only pulled 200k against OSP

    Conor was fighting 4 times a year up until 2017 too

    And as if what you claimed has anything to do with anything

    No, It couldnt have been Conor's all star personality, charisma, his incredible skill set, his incredible run, predicting the outcomes of his fights, his genius ability to promote and then deliver in the fights.

    There's never been anyone else like Conor in combat sports history ever

    Dana White: "Conor is a unicorn"


    Jones isn't even in the top 5. Go look at the numbers from datsambokid that I posted on page 1

    Jones could fight once every 3 years, or once ever month, it wont matter. Jones is simply NOT a draw. Only sherdog nerds even talk about him or care about him
     
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    A fine post IMHO

    @wilKO should post in the gheyberry like us
     
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    Jon Jones

    -UFC 128: Jones vs Shogun - 490k
    -UFC 135: Jones vs Rampage - 520k
    -UFC 140: Jones vs Machida - 480k
    -UFC 145: Jones vs Evans - 700k
    -UFC 152: Jones vs Belfort - 450k
    -UFC 159: Jones vs Sonnen - 530k
    -UFC 165: Jones vs Gustafsson - 320k
    -UFC 172: Jones vs Taxeira - 350k
    -UFC 182: Jones vs Cormier 1 - 800k
    -UFC 197: Jones vs St-Preux - 322k
    -UFC 217: Jones vs Cormier 2 - 850k

    Total amount of PPV's sold: 5'812'000
    Average number of PPV buys: 528'363




    ^^^

    Absolutely TERRIBLE numbers by Jones considering how much he is hyped and how much the UFC tried to shove Jones down our throats

    In fact the UFC losses money every time Jones fights (unless it's against DC)

    You sound incredibly hurt. Stay salty fanboy. Jones isn't even a top 5 draw
     
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    lmao
     
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    You must be slow... lol

    Dana White and the UFC determine his worth and pay him accordingly - NOT YOU!

    UFC 87 – Aug 9/08 – W (Gusmao) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)*

    UFC 94 – Jan 31/09 – W (Bonnar) – $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus)

    UFC 100 – Jul 11/09 – W (O’Brien) – $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 win bonus)

    TUF 10 Finale – Dec 5/09 – L (Hamill) – $20,000

    UFC Live: Vera vs Jones – Mar 21/10 – W (Vera) – $90,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

    UFC Live: Jones vs Matyushenko – Aug 1/10 – W (Matyushenko) – $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)

    UFC 126 – Feb 5/11 – W (Bader) – $215,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $75,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

    UFC 128 – Mar 19/11 – W (Rua) – $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus)*

    UFC 135 – Sep 24/11 – W (Q. Jackson) – $275,000 ($200,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)*

    UFC 140 – Dec 10/11 – W (Machida) – $475,000 ($400,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)*

    UFC 145 – Apr 21/12 – W (Evans) – $400,000

    UFC 152 – Sep 22/12 – W (Belfort) – $465,000 ($400,000 to show, $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus)*

    UFC 159 – Apr 27/13 – W (Sonnen) – $400,000*

    UFC 165 – Sept 21/13 – W (Gustafsson) – $450,000 ($400,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

    UFC 172 – Apr 26/13 – W (Teixeira) – $400,000*

    UFC 182 – Jan 3/15 – W (Cormier) – $550,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

    UFC 197 – Apr 23/16 – W (Saint Preux) – $530,000 ($500,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)

    UFC 214 – Jul 29/17 – NR (Cormier) – $580,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)

    Total Career UFC Earnings: $5,080,000 - (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses, Reebok sponsorship started with UFC 189)
     
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    Hate or love him, Bones is the epitome of a perfect MMA fighter
     
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    That's called a draw in 2018
     
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    When he started taking Dick Pills, so pretty much since the beginning
     
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    75% of people tuning into Jones now are probably just doing so to see the next train wreck hes involved in..
     
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    Being unbeatable makes u a draw!! Fans tune in to see u keep destorying opponents or they tune in to see u lose.
     
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    He’s not a draw. You’re right. He is however probably the goat MMA fighter and there comes a time when therewcm
    who cares ? Is that all it comes down to ? How many people buy someone’s ppvs? Does that determine how good a fighter is ? Clearly not. He’s the goat and there comes a point when that should be respected above all else.

    The ufc have to pay him and want him if they want to he the best org then they need the greatest fighter on the planet
     
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    wipe the semen off your lips

    all I said was Jones has been a consistent draw over 8 years. His marketing was from his domination, not his mouth. Obviously Conor is a bigger draw, but I question how his drawing power would be if he consistently had to fight guys like Glover Tex, OSP, Ryan Bader, Gus, etc over many years. Eventually people won't shell out 75$ to watch that shit

    Almost every one of his fights since Mendes has been a super fight, out of weight class spectacle, or champ champ fight

    I think Jones vs. Stipe or Jones vs. Lesnar would do well.

    Plus Jones is in the weakest division in MMA

    now go get a rag, nerd
     
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    You realize 500k means he's a draw, especially in today's climate, right? Lol
     
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