These are pretty solid numbers considering:
DANA WHITE ON UFC 154'S PERFORMANCE: 'THE KING OF PAY-PER-VIEW IS BACK'
While carefully sidestepping a hard number, Dana White called UFC 154's pay-per-view performance "awesome."
The UFC president credited welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, today telling MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) "the king of pay-per-view is back Ė let's put it that way."
St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC) returned to the cage after a 19-month layoff to defeat interim champ Carlos Condit and defend his belt a seventh time at the Nov. 17 event, which took place at Bell Centre in Montreal.
The welterweight champ's return was eagerly anticipated by White, who said the Canadian is the promotion's top pay-per-view draw.
Following his win, St-Pierre skirted a commitment to a superfight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva, stating he wanted to take a vacation and confer with his coaches before making a decision.
White had no news on St-Pierre's decision when asked today for an update on the potential fight.
The welterweight champ, who previously presided over the gate-busting UFC 129, called Condit his toughest title challenger to date.
Although not independently verifiable, reported numbers from St-Pierre's earlier fights justified his status as pay-per-view king. His past six have drawn in excess of 700,000 buys.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.