News Dana White reveals ESPN numbers have been poor

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  1. csmoove899

    csmoove899 Yellow Belt

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    Speaking about UFC 246 PPV projections, White said, "This thing is going to do numbers that we did when we were on traditional pay-per-view." Thereby implying ESPN+ PPVs have done bad numbers.

     
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  2. TheSpider

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    Fertittas conned WME. Dana conned ESPN
     
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    He's lying
    Khabib X Porier did nearly 2M
    Ali told us
     
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  4. Kung Fu Kowboy

    Kung Fu Kowboy RIP Kobe Bryant You will be Missed!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well. You have to pay for ESPN+ before you can even buy the PPV.... Plus to watch the full even you also need the ESPN channel.
     
  5. Tomas

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    That means UFC 246 sold over 300,000 ESPN buys

    All these "big guys" like Masvidal and Khabib were in 2019 struggling to sell over 100,000 ESPN PPVs

    Conor bless.
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    Of course the numbers are crap most people dont want to sign up and pay for ESPN+ just to order a PPV.
     
  8. Maori

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    dont they offer 3rd party sources where your from?

    I mean we can use ps4 to buy povs here, also we just go through our opv channel to buy.
     
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  9. csmoove899

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    Ali meant to say 2M illegal streams
     
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  10. BEATDOWNS

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    Only if you are American

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    How is it possible that you can't buy ppv straight ? Wtf
     
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    I really don't have an issue with the $5 per Month. I do however have a issue with paying $65 to watch Conor fight cowboy on a WMMA infested minus 1 card.
     
  14. Nandez

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    If Ali says it, then I believe it.
     
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    Well, the UFC has gone out of their way to kill their PPV base. What was left of the older boxing crowd doesn't know how to go through all that internet bs to get the fight. Certainly don't want to pay for a streaming service. Raising prices chases off others. And finally the largely shit cards.

    In time, WME will con some Asian group. Dana said they had a $5B offer from Asia for the UFC that they turned down. I don't believe that for a second. They wouldn't have left $1B at the table to sell to WME. But that offer he was referencing was probably close.
     
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    Who cares? Financially ESPN is a way more lucrative relationship than xxx.xxx amount more PPV buys.
     
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    Ali told you that so he can he justify the amount of money he stole from fighters. Hes a scumbag thief
     
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    Facts, the fight will be available the next morning on ESPN so for 5 bucks I’ll take it. I don’t care if I know the result already, better than paying for this terrible card. I’ll wait twelve hours lol
     
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    ESPN+ is what was going to push casual buyers over to illegal streams.
    Its a convoluted and frankly retarded system for buying. Not to mention price spike.
     
  20. Drugstore Cowboy

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    Most PPV buys are coming from bars in United States.

    Only one man can fill the bars:

     

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