Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Anderson doesn't draw as much money as you think, one look at PPV buys will tell you that.
Second of all, this is two men locked in a steel cage and Anderson can punch him, kick him, knee him, elbow him, and has tons of different ways he can administer punishment to Chael, not a kindergarten class where one guy has to go to time out because he was a potty mouth.
And third and finally, trash talking has always been a part of Combat Sports, people need to realize the UFC has to sell these fights and that fighting is fifty percent promotion, fifty percent performance. There's a reason Floyd Mayweather is the king of PPV and it's because he knows how to promote fights.
Anderson has done well over a million buys in his last two Vegas fights combined. That's even better than say, Jon Jones who is probably the third biggest draw right now.
And even with that, his US numbers have never really mattered as much as what he does for the UFC in Brazil. He's pretty big there.