How were UFC 164 PPV buys?

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  1. juanM3

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    Usually we hear within a few days or even a week of an estimate on PPV buys, but I never heard anything from UFC 164. I searched around and I don't see anything. It's just predictions or buys from earlier shows. Anyone hear?
     
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    Below par as usual.
     
  3. BionicCommando

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    A few people in the know said around 250-300K.
     
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    Who cares..?
     
  5. DaleBoca

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    [email protected] UFC 164 being a PPV. And you wonder why they don't release their PPV numbers for a lot of events.
     
  6. ferrisjso

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    Seeing as the UFC put the next LW title fight on a free card I'm thinking it didn't do that well.
     
  7. CC27

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    300k, maybe more, maybe less but rumor is around 300k.
     
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    Non-sequitur.

    You should look up the definition of below par.
     
  9. Jesus Quintana

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    300k is 18 million. So 9 Million roughly for Cable provider and 9 Million to Dana and Fertitas. Probably 1 million between all the fighters ;)
     
  10. Sherdoggy

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    What is the process for the reporting of the numbers? Is it an official release by the pay-per-view operator or just something that came from "insider info" and is announced by a reporter?
     
  11. dickcheney

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    sounds like theyre on par
     
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    I was thinking the same thing :icon_lol:
     
  14. BionicCommando

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    I've heard that's pretty much what they were expecting and according to Kevin Iole, they got a nice check from Harley Davidson that pretty guaranteed the event would be profitable.
     
  15. Razuu

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    How should that not be considered a PPV? It has about the same quality as the main card of 165 even if it does have 2 title fights. Mitrione/Schaub should not be main card material and Vera/Rothwell aren't main card worthy though
     
  16. DaleBoca

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    UFC should honestly only be doing 6 PPV's a year. Bendo-Pettis II is not worthy of PPV, sorry, it's just not. They need to throw a lot more events on FS1 and FOX.
     
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    I'm sure that's the plan down the line, to eventually survive off of TV revenue and use PPVs for fights where it's simply too rich to not put em on PPV. The problem is that they're still building up FS1 and, as someone pointed out, potentially 9 mil (or more) in profit PLUS whatever they'll be getting for putting on the prelims on FS1 is far too much money to turn down in exchange for 2.5 mil flat for an entire Fox Sports 1 card. The bubble hasn't entirely burst yet.
     
  18. DaleBoca

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    I know, I get it, my only issue is that certain events have no right to be on PPV. If they are going to continue to put events on PPV, the sport is not going to grow as much as they hope it would. Lets see what they do down the road.
     
  19. BionicCommando

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    Yeah I think they know that as well and would love to slowly get off the PPV full time route. Problem is that it's going to continue to sustain them until it's time for them and Fox to sit at the negotiating table where the UFC will be able to point out they saved Fuel from complete oblivion and kept Fox Sports 1 afloat during it's early years. Maybe then they'll be able to milk out a better deal that makes PPV less frequent.
     
  20. DaleBoca

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    UFC is doing aright numbers for FOX, it's nothing amazing, so if and when FOX decides to start a new contract with them, I think it will probably be something similar to what they have now.
     

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