Dana confirms UFC 190 is highest selling PPV of the year

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  1. Malthian

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    David Meltzer and Jeremy Botter's sources have been pointing to Rousey-Correia and UFC 190 outselling Conor-Mendes and UFC 189.

    It appears Dana has confirmed that Rousey has sold the most PPV's this year.

    https://twitter.com/danawhite/status/629787555110584320

    "#1 UFC PPV of 2015"

    Rio, weak card, most lop-sided title fight in history, panned by MMA hardcore fans and the media, with no world tour, no $3M commercial during the NBA Finals, and only the standard number episodes of UFC Embedded.

    Not just amazing, but mind boggling. It appears that Bloody Elbow hit it on the nose when they quoted Meltzer...

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/8/6...e-correia-fight-numbers-market-reach-mma-news

    UFC 187 and 188 were loved by MMA hardcore fans. UFC 187 sold 375K and UFC 188 sold 300K. In other words, the hard core fans who post on the boards, read the blogs, and listen to the podcasts... we're worth around 300-350K buys.

    Yet Rousey's heading towards 1M+ PPV buys on a card that we all knew was a complete squash match, and I'm guessing at least half of us didn't buy because we thought it was a weak card and KNEW that it was a complete squash match.

    Rousey is MMA's biggest star with Conor a few noses behind. And the rest of the UFC might as well have not taken the field.

    And as much as we like to think that we're important and that our voices mean something, when it comes to Rousey we're barely a blip. Let's be real about the numbers here... if every Sherdogger skipped her next PPV she'd STILL probably put out crushing PPV numbers of 700K or more.

    Rousey's "hardcore" fans don't care if she fights Cyborg any time soon. They don't care if it's at 135, 140, or 175. They don't care if we think Cyborg will be depleted at 135 or if Cyborg will be just fine. They don't care if Rousey's striking technique is still amateur. And they certainly don't care if the women's divisions aren't as deep or mature as the men's divisions.

    Like it or not, the UFC is Rousey's world. We're all just along for the ride.
     
  2. SlicerDM

    SlicerDM Peace is a lie, there is only passion Double Yellow Card

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    It's not like Dana has lied at every chance he could to bolster his finances.
     
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    BVG Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    LOL.

    I said it before and I'll say it again. Poor Conor. All that try-hard cartoon talk and he still got out performed by a girl who can't act.
     
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    SlicerDM Peace is a lie, there is only passion Double Yellow Card

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    McGregor fanboys will cry themselves to sleep.
     
  5. Malthian

    Malthian Purple Belt

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    Given the money he spent on promoting Conor and 189, this is actually more embarrassing to Dana than anything.

    And Meltzer and Botter both reached the same conclusion from their own sources before Dana reported this.
     
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    SlicerDM Peace is a lie, there is only passion Double Yellow Card

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    LOL true.
     
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    Doubt it.
     
  8. RoryMacdonald

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    Conor just headlined his first PPV and did 800-1m buys.. Once he blows through Aldo and Edgar, his LW debut will do great numbers as it will likely be a champ vs champ fight.
     
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    Is Dana counting UFC 184 and UFC 190 for this? Since Ronda had 2 headliners so far this year.
     
  10. Credo

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    McGOAT wipes his tears with $$$
     
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    lol

    I really don't see how it would help Dana to embelish this either because everyone already knows Ronda is a star and it is basically saying the guy they are putting all their support behind (conor) and a PPV he said went up when Mendes was the replacement got beat out by a garbage card headlined by Ronda fighting a can.

    On the flip side it is no big deal. 189 still was a big success headlined by the 145 pound division and has at least 2-3 more big fights set up because of it. And he does love Ronda so I can see why he'd announce it

    I actually believe it. I don't think it is a knock on Conor (although it still is kind of funny, especially since he compared his drawing power to hers saying his was superior) but it simply reinforces what her last few cards have shown us as far as trend. She keeps getting more popular and is a star who can carry a card by herself. Mainly because most the people paying don't care about any of the other fights anyway.
     
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    How is this possible?
    Dana is a liar anyway. Won't trust anything he says.
     
  13. Malthian

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    "#1 UFC PPV of 2015" seems pretty clear to me. Otherwise it would have said something like "most PPV sold of 2015."
     
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    First PPV I've ever paid for. Don't regret it. Have rewatched the main event several times already.
     
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    In other news, Americans like freakshows, not the sport of MMA.
     
  16. Xaa

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    Nah, the promotional tour focused on McGregor/Aldo, but it was promoting the UFC and its brand. 190 benefitted from its placement after 189 while the UFC brand was still fresh in the minds of casuals who tend toward Rousey regardless.

    That tour pays dividends well beyond 189.
     
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    That card was utter trash and still got that many? lol
     
  18. Malthian

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    It's pretty obvious. More fame = more fans. More fans = more PPV's sold.

    And Rousey is easily the most famous active fighter that the UFC has on the roster.
     
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    Doesn't surprise me, I figured as much when the casino I went to for 189 was sold out and went to a bar with standing room only.
     
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    It was a very mediocre card too :/
     

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