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Old 02-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is GSP the ufc's only big ppv star.

I noticed a couple of threads mentioning ppv buys and UFC stars and I was thinking, is Gsp the UFC's only big ppv star. With UFC 156 only getting around the 300k mark with the super fight of Aldo and Edgar, and with Overeem and rashad on the sane card, some could say that it was a massive disappointment. I know Anderson is a pretty big name but even he sometime fails to bring big numbers (UFC 134) to mention one. Will we ever see a ppv get over 1 million again, or is there a star on the roster that can hit those numbers in the future.?
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually a HW or LHW championship fight will draw. I don't wanna say Cain or JBJ are the sole reasons, but I can't recall a LHW or HW championship fight card that did really poorly.

When casual fans here "...heavyweight champion of the world" I think they get excited.
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Usually a HW or LHW championship fight will draw. I don't wanna say Cain or JBJ are the sole reasons, but I can't recall a LHW or HW championship fight card that did really poorly.

When casual fans here "...heavyweight champion of the world" I think they get excited.
Jones isn't a draw, HW can't be generalized as a draw, because Lesnar vs Overeem only drew 535k buys, JDS vs Cain only did 590k buys..

GSP is the P4P PPV draw of active fighters..


08/09/08 UFC 87 GSP v Fitch 625,000 (Lesnar v Herring)
09/06/08 UFC 88 Liddell v. Evans 480,000
10/25/08 UFC 90 Silva v. Cote 300,000
11/15/08 UFC 91 Lesnar v. Couture 1,010,000
12/27/08 UFC 92 Griffin v. Evans 1,000,000
01/17/09 UFC 93 Franklin v. Henderson 350,000
01/31/09 UFC 94 GSP v. Penn II 920,000
03/07/09 UFC 96 Jackson v. Jardine 350,000
04/18/09 UFC 97 Silva v. Leites 650,000
05/23/09 UFC 98 Evans v. Machida 635,000
06/13/09 UFC 99 Franklin v. Silva 360,000
07/11/09 UFC 100 Lesnar v. Mir 1,600,000 (GSP v Alves)
08/08/09 UFC 101 Penn v. Florian 850,000
08/29/09 UFC 102 Couture v. Nogueira 435,000
09/19/09 UFC 103 Franklin v. Belfort 375,000
10/24/09 UFC 104 Machida v. Rua 500,000
11/21/09 UFC 106 Ortiz v. Griffin II 375,000
12/12/09 UFC 107 Penn v. Sanchez 620,000
01/02/2010 UFC 108 Evans vs. Silva 300,000
02/06/2010 UFC 109 Couture vs. Coleman 275,000
02/21/2010 UFC 110 Nogueria v. Velasquez 240,000
03/27/2010 UFC 111 GSP vs. Hardy 770,000
04/10/2010 UFC 112 Silva vs. Maia 500,000 (Penn v Edgar)
04/24/2010 WEC 48 Aldo vs. Faber 175,000
05/08/2010 UFC 113 Machida vs. Rua 520,000
05/29/2010 UFC 114 Evans vs. Jackson 1,000,000
06/12/2010 UFC 115 Liddell vs. Franklin 525,000
07/03/2010 UFC 116 Lesnar vs. Carwin 1,060,000
08/07/2010 UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen 600,000
08/28/2010 UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn 2 535,000
09/25/2010 UFC 119 Mir vs. Cro Cop 295,000
10/23/2010 UFC 121 Lesnar vs. Velasquez 900,000
11/20/2010 UFC 123 Jackson vs. Machida 500,000
12/11/2010 UFC 124 GSP vs. Koscheck 785,000
01/01/2011 UFC 125 Edgar vs. Maynard II 260,000
02/05/2011 UFC 126 Silva vs. Belfort 725,000
02/27/2011 UFC 127 Penn vs. Fitch 260,000
03/19/2011 UFC 128 Shogun vs. Jones 490,000
04/30/2011 UFC 129 GSP vs. Shields 800,000
05/28/2011 UFC 130 Rampage vs. Hamill 325,000
06/11/2011 UFC 131 Dos Santos vs. Carwin 330,000
07/02/2011 UFC 132 Cruz vs. Faber 320,000
08/06/2011 UFC 133 Evans vs. Ortiz 310,000
08/27/2011 UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami 335,000
09/24/2011 UFC 135 Jones vs. Rampage 520,000
10/08/2011 UFC 136 Edgar vs. Maynard III 225,000
10/29/2011 UFC 137 Penn vs. Diaz 280,000
11/19/2011 UFC 139 Henderson vs. Rua 290,000
12/10/2011 UFC 140 Jones vs. Machida 480,000
12/31/2011 UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem 535,000
01/14/2012 UFC 142 Aldo vs Mendes 215,000
02/04/2012 UFC 143 Condit vs. Diaz 400,000
02/26/2012 UFC 144 Edgar vs. Henderson 325,000
04/21/2012 UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans 700,000
05/26/2012 UFC 146 Dos Santos vs. Mir 560,000
06/23/2012 UFC 147 Silva vs. Franklin II 140,000
07/07/2012 UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II 925,000
07/21/2012 UFC 149 Faber vs. Barao 230,000
08/11/2012 UFC 150 Henderson v. Edgar II 190,000
09/01/2012 UFC 151 Jones vs. Henderson Canceled
09/22/2012 UFC 152 Jones vs. Belfort 450,000
10/13/2012 UFC 153 Silva vs. Bonnar 410,000
11/17/2012 UFC 154 GSP vs. Condit 700,000
12/29/2012 UFC 155 JDS vs. Velasquez II 590,000
02/02/2013 UFC 156 Aldo vs Edgar 330,000
02/23/2013 UFC 157 Rousey vs Carmouche 450,000
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Jones isn't a draw, HW can't be generalized as a draw, because Lesnar vs Overeem only drew 535k buys, JDS vs Cain only did 590k buys..

GSP is the P4P PPV draw of active fighters..


08/09/08 UFC 87 GSP v Fitch 625,000 (Lesnar v Herring)
09/06/08 UFC 88 Liddell v. Evans 480,000
10/25/08 UFC 90 Silva v. Cote 300,000
11/15/08 UFC 91 Lesnar v. Couture 1,010,000
12/27/08 UFC 92 Griffin v. Evans 1,000,000
01/17/09 UFC 93 Franklin v. Henderson 350,000
01/31/09 UFC 94 GSP v. Penn II 920,000
03/07/09 UFC 96 Jackson v. Jardine 350,000
04/18/09 UFC 97 Silva v. Leites 650,000
05/23/09 UFC 98 Evans v. Machida 635,000
06/13/09 UFC 99 Franklin v. Silva 360,000
07/11/09 UFC 100 Lesnar v. Mir 1,600,000 (GSP v Alves)
08/08/09 UFC 101 Penn v. Florian 850,000
08/29/09 UFC 102 Couture v. Nogueira 435,000
09/19/09 UFC 103 Franklin v. Belfort 375,000
10/24/09 UFC 104 Machida v. Rua 500,000
11/21/09 UFC 106 Ortiz v. Griffin II 375,000
12/12/09 UFC 107 Penn v. Sanchez 620,000
01/02/2010 UFC 108 Evans vs. Silva 300,000
02/06/2010 UFC 109 Couture vs. Coleman 275,000
02/21/2010 UFC 110 Nogueria v. Velasquez 240,000
03/27/2010 UFC 111 GSP vs. Hardy 770,000
04/10/2010 UFC 112 Silva vs. Maia 500,000 (Penn v Edgar)
04/24/2010 WEC 48 Aldo vs. Faber 175,000
05/08/2010 UFC 113 Machida vs. Rua 520,000
05/29/2010 UFC 114 Evans vs. Jackson 1,000,000
06/12/2010 UFC 115 Liddell vs. Franklin 525,000
07/03/2010 UFC 116 Lesnar vs. Carwin 1,060,000
08/07/2010 UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen 600,000
08/28/2010 UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn 2 535,000
09/25/2010 UFC 119 Mir vs. Cro Cop 295,000
10/23/2010 UFC 121 Lesnar vs. Velasquez 900,000
11/20/2010 UFC 123 Jackson vs. Machida 500,000
12/11/2010 UFC 124 GSP vs. Koscheck 785,000
01/01/2011 UFC 125 Edgar vs. Maynard II 260,000
02/05/2011 UFC 126 Silva vs. Belfort 725,000
02/27/2011 UFC 127 Penn vs. Fitch 260,000
03/19/2011 UFC 128 Shogun vs. Jones 490,000
04/30/2011 UFC 129 GSP vs. Shields 800,000
05/28/2011 UFC 130 Rampage vs. Hamill 325,000
06/11/2011 UFC 131 Dos Santos vs. Carwin 330,000
07/02/2011 UFC 132 Cruz vs. Faber 320,000
08/06/2011 UFC 133 Evans vs. Ortiz 310,000
08/27/2011 UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami 335,000
09/24/2011 UFC 135 Jones vs. Rampage 520,000
10/08/2011 UFC 136 Edgar vs. Maynard III 225,000
10/29/2011 UFC 137 Penn vs. Diaz 280,000
11/19/2011 UFC 139 Henderson vs. Rua 290,000
12/10/2011 UFC 140 Jones vs. Machida 480,000
12/31/2011 UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem 535,000
01/14/2012 UFC 142 Aldo vs Mendes 215,000
02/04/2012 UFC 143 Condit vs. Diaz 400,000
02/26/2012 UFC 144 Edgar vs. Henderson 325,000
04/21/2012 UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans 700,000
05/26/2012 UFC 146 Dos Santos vs. Mir 560,000
06/23/2012 UFC 147 Silva vs. Franklin II 140,000
07/07/2012 UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II 925,000
07/21/2012 UFC 149 Faber vs. Barao 230,000
08/11/2012 UFC 150 Henderson v. Edgar II 190,000
09/01/2012 UFC 151 Jones vs. Henderson Canceled
09/22/2012 UFC 152 Jones vs. Belfort 450,000
10/13/2012 UFC 153 Silva vs. Bonnar 410,000
11/17/2012 UFC 154 GSP vs. Condit 700,000
12/29/2012 UFC 155 JDS vs. Velasquez II 590,000
02/02/2013 UFC 156 Aldo vs Edgar 330,000
02/23/2013 UFC 157 Rousey vs Carmouche 450,000

Lesnar vs Overeem did 750,000
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Lesnar was right beside GSP when he was around, even when he wasn't the champ. Him and GSP are the only two who can draw that high consistently.

You would expect a finisher like Anderson to be up there in the 700s-900s consistently but for whatever reason, he just can't draw until recently and not even that high. GSP could probably fight some scrub off the streets and still draw 700+ somehow.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Its strange, I mean its not like GSP is the most charismatic person around but he always gets the numbers. Maybe it's because he seems more beatable than someone like Silver.

Living in the UK I get the PPV's for free(ish) but if I was buying I'd favor a GSP card over a silver card because I think the outcome of an Anderson Silver fight is a forgone conclusion.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Lesnar is the biggest draw in UFC history, GSP wasn't even that close. RIGHT NOW, GSP is the only draw as an individual. You could argue that HW Title fights as a whole are a draw. There's a few guys like Rousey, Bones, and Silva that have their own notch, and then everyone else is below. But right now, GSP seems to be the only name that will draw just based on his name way above everyone else.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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