Anderson is very popular, so popular that the fans picked him as a cover athlete, you see him in Burger King videos, on stage with Justin Bieber and whatnot, how isn't he a bigger PPV draw?
Its cause all the Brazilians voted. Outside of Brazil, Anderson isn't all that popular. For the longest time and still possibly, he has trouble selling more then 500,000 PPVs.
It is shocking. Anderson has ALOT of exposure and has the best fighting accomplishments for people to be amazed by and yet he just cant seem to generate much interest when he fights. Could pre fight hype really generate 200k+ fans to watch the fight??
I guess Chael vs Silva II will tell.