Originally Posted by Punter
UFC 155 did 600,000 buys apparently. Jesus christ, they're REALLY missing Lesnar. I didn't realize how much he actually meant to pay-per-view. You could pit him up against anyone, and you could've gotten a million buys guaranteed.
Not really. He was an insane draw but look who Lesnar got paired with in a bunch of his cards
UFC 81 - Lesnar debut, did okay, 600k buys with a main of Sylvia/Nog
UFC 87 - GSP/Fitch title fight, KenFlo on the co main, Lesnar a bit further down the card, got 625k buys. Pretty standard.
UFC 91 - Lesnar's first title fight and Couture's first fight in the UFC since his dispute with them. Was always going to go huge. Did over a million buys. First main event but had the help of Couture's return.
UFC 100 - This card was STACKED. Did 1.6 mil. Can you put it all on Lesnar? Sure he had a part but GSP/Alves title fight, rematch for Mir in the HW title fight with Lesnar, Hendo/Bisping + Sexyama which will always help boost a bit with Asian fans.
UFC 116 - He carried it, i can cop that one.
UFC 121 - Shields debut, Ortiz, Sanchez, CAIN. He helped carry this one but again it was a pretty decent card.
UFC 141 - Very similar to 155 in that it had a very solid co-main in Diaz/Cerrone and the title fight. That "only" did 750k
Compare those to 155, you think the casual fan knows that Lauzon/Miller was going to be a fucking sick fight? I was so pumped for that fight but a bunch of my mates didn't have a clue. It was all about JDS/Cain.