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Media Conor McGregor's Numbers vs The "Biggest" PPV Events of 2019

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  1. Tomas Red Belt

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    The General Consensus Biggest Events of 2019:
    UFC 235 Jones Smith - $4,000,000 Gate + 520,000 - 650,000 estimated PPV buys
    UFC 239 Jones Santos - $6,000,000 gate
    UFC 241 Miocic Cormier 2 - $3,200,000 gate
    UFC 242 Khabib Poirier - Unknown gate & buys, fans say Khabib is global super star so it has to be added.
    UFC 244 Masvidal Diaz - $6,500,000 gate (Dana claims it to be the highest selling PPV of ESPN era)

    Average gate of 2019's biggest events (ufc 242 excluded): 4,925,000

    UFC 235 average embedded view count: 801,978
    UFC 239 average embedded view count: 962,543
    UFC 241 average embedded view count: 1,269,455 (7 videos)
    UFC 242 average embedded view count: 1,167,268

    UFC 244 average embedded view count: 1,016,878

    Press conference view counts:
    UFC 235 - 1,500,000
    UFC 239 (seasonal press conference) - 635,000 Jones & Masvidal did not show up
    UFC 241 / 242 seasonal presser - 1,000,000 (barely over 1 mil)
    UFC 242 ONLY Khabib & Dustin presser - 1,700,000
    UFC 244 presser - 1,900,000 (Mac Life source - UFC audio was horrible, decreased view count)

    Average views of the pressers for 2019's biggest event - 1,347,000 views

    Conclusion for 2019:
    Avg Gate: $4,925,000
    Highest Avg Embedded view count: 1,269,455 views (UFC 241)
    Highest viewed presser of 2019 - 1,900,000 views (UFC 244)


    Conor McGregor's UFC 246 numbers:

    Average embedded view count thus far: 1,866,666 views (47% increase from 2019 avg - 3 videos)

    Reported gate from UFC / Dana White: $10,600,000 (115.23% increase from 2019 avg)

    Press conference views thus far: 2,800,000 views (47.36% increase from 2019 avg)


    Largest capacity press conference since UFC 229 (2,500)

    Can't compare countdowns because UFC deletes them after the event happens, but UFC 246 has 3,900,000 views. Very close to 4 million

    Did all of those percentage increases in some percent increase calculator so if it's fucked up, blame the calculator

    TLDR: UFC 246 is absolutely huge if true
     
  2. EXOICHO PRIDE

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    I don't think any non haters thought that Conor wasn't still the biggest draw right now
     
  3. Paulsp Black Belt

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    There’s no way these people actually believe the things they say

    the Conor haters are the real trolls imo

    No1 can actually be as stupid and continuously wrong as them

    has to be trolling
     
  4. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    I expect it will be huge. All my casual fan friends and acquaintances who usually don't care about MMA PPV's are watching it. It's a small sample size, but my guess is that it holds true everywhere else in the 'casual fan mma world' as well.

    ESPN won't divulge numbers, so we cannot judge it the way we used to. Your roundabout way (gate numbers, embedded numbers, etc) in this thread is pretty good replacement.

    But instead, I've decided to not care about viewership anymore. It seems the most logical approach, since we'll never know the PPV #'s anyway.

    We've known since Tito v Guy grave digging, sprtizing and 'black on black crime' Evans v Rampage that in fighting, drama sells better than fighting. Conor provides both in spades.
     
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  5. TheChosenOne Banned Banned

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    You Conrat fans are just like the old Floyd fans, counting his money, fame, PPV numbers, cars, houses, anything at all but for you guys it's worse because no amount of anything can undo the tapping he's done in front of millions being completely emasculated and then his degenerate drunk fans getting KO'd left and right in the arena after their hero Irish McGoober was dominated. But I guess we all find happiness in different ways so...
     
  6. Paulsp Black Belt

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    lmaoooo this guy is absolutely furious
     
  7. Tomas Red Belt

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    Maybe you can explain to me how you find happiness in being bitter 24/7 and obsessing with somebody you hate. Comparing numbers is interesting for me, especially with all of the narratives going around regarding Conor.

    Wonder if it hurts you deep down inside when you see Conor bringing in more eyes to the sport
     
  8. Mischievious Orange Belt

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    No doubting Conor's drawing power. I still think he loses to Cerrone though.
     
  9. Paulsp Black Belt

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    Very good thread ts

    don’t listen to the bitter, miserable losers
     
  10. TheChosenOne Banned Banned

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    Don't care as long as his cancerous fans leave the sport when he does then it's all good, they are fans of a cunt not of the sport.
     
  11. toutadixballes Playing touch butt in a park

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    You sound more and more like ProLogic.

    It's sad.
     
  12. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    It's only okay to talk about numbers when it's a fighter the forum likes
     
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    But UFC could care less now that they get guaranteed money from ESPN.
     
  14. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I didn’t need a calculus demonstration to figure out that Conor is broken records. The only person claiming khabib did better numbers than Conor was @RNC555 but he’s dead now
     
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    Post seems a bit biased and and over exaggerated but still seemingly non factual. Good shit ts
     
  17. johncola Banned Banned

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    We definitely do. Some people celebrate others' positivity, while some people revel in others' negativity. Conor fans tend to be the former while you're the latter.

    If you don't care about the business side of MMA, NOT coming into a business MMA thread is clearly the sensible option. Coming into a business MMA thread and immediately changing the subject to "this fighter I don't like lost a fight, haha", is not.
     
  18. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    Wonder what the number of viewers were on the video of him sucker punching that old man in the bar?

    Bet they were a lot.
     
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    Didn't seem to be as much interest in this weigh in compared to some of his in the past

     
  20. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Only for May/Mac and the 229 fight and both of those were massive, I don't think anyone believes this fight is anywhere near as big as those
    It's pretty much on par with the other 2 tho
    Still the bread
     

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