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Adesanya is a huge PPV draw

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  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Brown Belt

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    Vs. Jan Blachowicz they did 800,000 buys.

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.blo...ated-800000-global-pay-per-view-buys-mma-news


    Vs. Costa they did 700,000

    https://thebodylockmma.com/videos/a...ar-potential-after-ufc-253-did-700k-ppv-buys/


    They probably did over a million last Saturday with Nate attached to the card.

    The crowd loved him.

    Im not a fan of his attention grabbing antics. And neither are most people.

    But it’s working.

    Antics and Acting out gets you attention in entertainment and that gets you paid.

    No one knows who Sakuraba is.

    Few people know who Machida is.
     
  2. wildchild88 Purple Belt

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    Sakuraba was an excellent showman and was very marketable in Japan, no one knows pride fighters if they didn't also fight in the UFC, besides fedor that is..

    Yes Adesanya is good at marketing himself, people these days are social-media brainwashed morons so they lap up the kind of shtick that Adesanya goes for.. he's a very 'right now' kind of guy.
     
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  3. Memeojima Banned Banned

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  4. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Saku sold more in Japan then McGregor did in America
     
  5. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    in yen or dollars
     
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  6. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    antics like that were around loooong before social media.
     
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    the jan card was stacked breh and the costa figtht was 2 undefeated fighters and 2 title fights
     
  8. SpotemGottem Yellow Belt

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    Every single buy was for Nate
     
  9. EnthusiastCultivator Blue Belt

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    He’s at the GSP and Jones level of PPV buys, where the buys are good but not quite the millions that Conor brings.
     
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    Take a trip to Japan and ask around who Sakuraba is
     
  11. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    In the end dollars. Saku was Japan's version of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
     
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  12. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    so nice you answered it twice

    thx

    unfortunately I know nothing about Stone cold Austin, except that he was / is? a pro wrassler
     
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    Saku did professional wrestling Japan. He just also actually fought in MMA fight too and was really good at it and beat good guys.

    Japanese viewers watched both styles.
     
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  15. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    I forgot Saku did pro wrestling

    thank you (although perhaps Lesnar would be a better person for use?)
     
  16. D'z Me against 40 of you?...A fair fight! -Big L Yellow Card

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    So this is what Adesanya fans tell themselves? Mmmmk, got it.
     
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    wait, adesanya has a shtick?
     
  18. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    yes

    and he tried to put it inside Costa’s bum
     
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  19. dildos Steel Belt

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    not sure what the go at saku is.

    but didnt he just carry the olympic torch at some stage in japan for the olympics? thats pretty fucking huge since saku was there in mma from the mid 90s-2010s and wrestling on and off throughout (even having a wrestling match just last year!)
     
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    Let's first see what the numbers here are. Everyone knows his previous 2 were due to the Polish Drawing Power.
     

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