Gracie deserved to get 1.3 million buys. He is the biggest draw in UFC ever. UFC 60 was said to have done 600,000 buys at first but now smaller cable/satellite companies gave their fixtures and stuff and it is estimated to have done 800,000.
800,000 x 40(Price)=$32, 000 000
600,000 x 40(Price)=$24,000 000
So from 24 Million to 32 million dollars in ppv sales plus the live gate. Gracie was way worth it.
The average for ppv buys in 2005 were in the 200,000's.
I do agree though that some of the lower guys should get more money. Most fighters fight 2-4 times a year and should get more money because they have to pay for alot of expences.