UFC 232 Early PPV Numbers

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  1. Verace

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    So, according to you, the man had 3 straight outstanding showings in a row but you still want to atribute that to "cormier" and "abnormalities".
    On top of that you already started fabricating an excuse for the future that if his next outing does great numbers it would be because the rest of the card was stacked...

    The lengths people go to deny jones in here is mindblowing.

    I understand your points, and im not saying there are no merits to it, but do you really think this is whats more likely? Or is it that jones sells?

    He isnt conor/ronda/lesnar levels of drawing power, but he is the next best thing. No doubt.
     
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    exactly. fury-wilder did 300k and that was considered a HUGE success and one of the biggest draws in years.

    UFC's doing just fine.
     
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  3. DeYanKees1

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    I know what a reference is. But 4 years compared to 1.5, 3 title fights compared to 2, giving up his title compared to being stripped, a largely promoted MSG yearly event compared to a disaster from Vegas going to Cali. Apples and oranges.

    Trust me I see what you’re trying to do and say. It just doesn’t make much sense. If you solely compared it to DC vs Jones 2 then yeah you’re on point. GSP shouldn’t be you’re reference point in every post.
     
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  4. Drugstore Cowboy

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    Not really a draw cosindering that we had Cyborg-Nunes + Jones against his biggest threat ever in Gustafsson + drama in the fight week

    GSP was selling PPVs and full stadiums with fucking Shieldses and Fitches of the world.
     
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  5. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I called 800K in the prediction thread. Jones not only fails tests, he failed me and my prediction!!!
     
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  6. Marc A

    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Really good numbers, this also shows the strength of Conors star power and will only serve to strengthen his negotiating

    We will see what that means to fans
     
  7. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    lmao

    okay...
     
  8. mime

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    People should always be aware, sherdog opinion doesnt matter, it's a minority opinion in a niche sport
     
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  10. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    The latter is what matters too
     
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  11. JC Komo

    JC Komo Amateur Fighter

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    Lol at people acting like this was purely Jones and celebrating like it's some sort of weird cucklike victory for them.
     
  12. JC Komo

    JC Komo Amateur Fighter

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    Lmfao bravo.
     
  13. Draxton

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    900k was from a fake news site that just made up a number with no sources.

    700k is a phenomenal number for the ufc at this point. They only have 5 big name draws that are technically not retired at the moment

    1. Conor
    2. Ronda. In wwe but probably retired. She says she isn’t, but she hasn’t been tested in 2018 or 2019 so she is probably is but refuses to admit it. Too much pride?
    3. GSP, but who knows his status. Waiting for 165?
    4. Brock. In wwe also but closer to fighting that the 3 above.
    5. Jones. Not always a numbers powerhouse like the 4 above, but his drama and troubles bring in more buys.

    The only way I see Jones pulling over a million is a fight with Cormier or Brock. Brock mainly carries the numbers there but the DC rivalry would sell great.
     
  14. cevo

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    Jeff Novitsky bought 70% of the PPVs for good pr

    its true
     
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    Lmao not surprised

    All the people that “boycotted” just stream every ppv and brag about it anyways

    You dont matter unfortunately

    Jones GOAT
     
  16. Substance Abuse

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    Jones's bullshit had a lot to do with it. At the end of the day, he gets points so it's a victory for both him and the UFC in this PPV climate.
     
  17. JC Komo

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    They took what was left of their integrity (not much to start with) and traded it for 700k PPVs.

    They will lose a lot more in the long run for this short gain.
     
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  18. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from yellow thanks to my state's congress

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    I'm hearing 875k from Dan Meltzer, Dave's long lost brother. Unlike Dave, Dan isn't on WME's payroll so I trust him.

    Source: his pay-site that only I have access to
     
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  19. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    I certainly felt that way the week of the fight (that it would possibly hurt UFC)
    But outside of the 12k fans that got refunds because of the move, I am not seeing/feeling any long-term dissension directly due to all the BS
     
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  20. sonhow

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    Anything above 500k is huge for ufc. And it will never be just about one name. Opponent matters as Floyd vs Berto 400k buyrate shows.
     
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