Anderson Silva's PPV buy history

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  1. Kingfarthur

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    http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/

    10/14/06 UFC 64 Franklin v. Silva 300,000
    02/03/07 UFC 67 Silva v. Lutter 400,000
    10/20/07 UFC 77 Franklin v. Silva II 325,000
    03/01/08 UFC 82 Silva v. Henderson 325,000
    10/25/08 UFC 90 Silva v. Cote 300,000
    04/18/09 UFC 97 Silva v. Leites 650,000
    04/10/2010 UFC 112 Silva vs. Maia 500,000
    08/07/2010 UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen 600,000
    02/05/2011 UFC 126 Silva vs. Belfort 725,000
    08/27/2011 UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami 335,000
    07/07/2012 UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II 925,000
    10/13/2012 UFC 153 Silva vs. Bonnar 410,000
    07/06/2013 UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman 550,000
    12/28/2013 UFC 168 Weidman vs SilvaII 1,025,000

    Many low numbers close to what I've seen lately, with a few very high numbers due to Chael Sonnen and a stacked card rematch against Weidman.

    Great numbers against Leites, Maia, Sonnen, and Belfort during MMA's height of popularity.

    I just thought it was interesting, the range of buys for him. I thought he was more constant in his high rates.
     
  2. Senzo Tanaka

    Senzo Tanaka Silver Belt

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    Despite what most people think, Anderson Silva was never a PPV draw and mostly disliked while he was coming up in the UFC. I guess people forget that the forums were raging and Dana wanted to fire him after the Maia performance. He was not a well liked guy.

    After KO'ing Vitor in spectacular fashion, all of the sudden people started to take notice. Then all of the sudden Sonnen came along and turned Silva into a hero and thus he became a PPV draw.

    I think Silva's return will get at least 800k against anyone and 1 million + against a top guy.
     
  3. Jesus Freak

    Jesus Freak Banned Double Yellow Card

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    Peaks and valleys, Brah.

    Some folks are freakin' out over current low PPV numbers, but any sport, business, market, etc. will experience peaks and valleys.
     
  4. CageSage

    CageSage Red Belt

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    Im kinda surprised Silva vs Henderson didn't do better.
     
  5. surgeyou1

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    Don't forget the Combate numbers he does. I don't know how they calculate that.
     
  6. TrumanBurbank

    TrumanBurbank Green Belt

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    He owes Chael Sonnen so much.
    Just like Jose Aldo will owe Conor Mcgregor so much soon.
     
  7. Kingfarthur

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    Exactly. I guess I'm drawing a little similarities between him and Barao. Barao has had bad numbers, just like Andys first 5 ppv's.

    I think the ppv numbers are fine, they've flatlined at 4,000,000 a year for the last 3 years, and should be there this year as well.
     
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    Not surprised.

    He put up some terrible performances against Leites, Cote & Maia, for which he had to apologize.
     
  9. FlameBallKid

    FlameBallKid Green Belt

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    Can someone please explain to my why so many sherdoggers are obsessed by PPV numbers?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  10. MMABrooklyn

    MMABrooklyn Purple Belt

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    People use to say Anderson will never been as big as BJ or Chuck, and the UFC would of been better off if Franklin won because he's way more marketable. Then Brasil happen.
     
  11. Kneeuinthenutz

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    People only started to pay attention to Silva because of Chael Sonnen.

    Hope Silva is sending Chael a check every year.
     
  12. deathxbyxstereo

    deathxbyxstereo *Dallas Cowboys*

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    Conor has the EU market. I am still not that impressed with him yet.


    Aldo is nowhere a big draw. Pettis will destroy him.
     
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    Connor has EU market, eh? That's news to me!

    I live in Northern Ireland, and very few people I know have heard of him. I'm talking less than 5 people.
     
  14. Ogg

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    What is OP implying?

    From Leites forward it's great numbers.

    Easily around a 700k average.

    The only bad numbers was vs. Okami which I think was during that Storm that hit the east coast.

    The number vs. Bonnar was a late replacement card.
     
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    Do you have an Anderson Silva thread alert??

    I think i've never seen any Anderson Silva thread where you weren't hating on him...
     
  16. CageSage

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    People who like the UFC and MMA like to think its much more popular than it is. He might be popular amongst fight fans but there are pretty much no current MMA fighters that are really all that famous outside of MMA even Rousey, Jones etc atleast in the United States. Chuck Liddell is still infinitely more recognizable by the average person.
     
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    you forgot UFC 101(I know BJ/Florian was the main event but AS/Forrest was a huge co main event)
     
  18. Senzo Tanaka

    Senzo Tanaka Silver Belt

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    Because it's quantifiable data on who is popular, what cards are received well and how well the UFC's business is performing.

    When people talk how everyone wants to see someone like Dan Henderson fight and then you see how every single PPV or TV show he has fought on has done poor numbers then it's not really the case.

    We live in an MMA bubble on the forums. PPV numbers show how mainstream, casual fans and the rest of the country actually perceive fighters and certain shows.
     
  19. IK00PA

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    Your confusing popularity with skills?

    Jose will beat Pettis. The ufc knows it THAT IS WHY THIS SUPERFIGHT ISNT HAPPENING. ;p

    Aldo is nowhere a big draw. But Pettis is.

    Aldo beats pettis.
     
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    These numbers don't mean anything.. have you seen Anderson's mansion?
     

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