Average events that years later turned out to be loaded

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  1. Zebo

    Zebo Orange Belt

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    Just realized how loaded UFC 178 was. At the time it was considered average card with 205k PPV buys, if those same fighters were on a card today it would break the all time PPV buys record. What other average cards years later were actually loaded?

    Conor McGregor
    Dustin Poirier
    Yoel Romero
    Demetrious Johnson
    Amanda Nunes
    Dominick Cruz
    Donald Cerrone
    Eddie Alvarez
    Jorge Masvidal
    Stephen Thompson
    Kevin Lee
     
  2. FlyingDeathKick

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    Tbf Conor was already a draw back then, not like he is now but that card would have gotten nearly 100k less buys without him. Also most of those other fighters were already well established.
     
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    RiotWyatt Brown Belt

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    IFC Global Dominationt was an early tournament consisting of many fighters before they were ever big names.

    Babalu
    Jeremy Horn
    Forrest Griffin
    Shogun
    Chael
    Trevor Prangley
     
  4. Michael Osh

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    UFC 189 was average to me
    Ended up being a great card with wars aswell as guys like Lee and Covington on the prelim

    UFC 229 was average on paper(only main and co main)
    UFC 171
     
  5. Nelly

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    It's called revisionist history. People do this with records of fighters too.
     

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