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Old 02-24-2014, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If these Super Fights would have happened, how many PPV would they sell?

There have been some pretty big and highly hyped "Super Fights" over the years that never happened. If these fights would have taken place at the peak of their hype, how many PPVs would they have sold?

1.GSP vs Anderson Silva- The obvious and probably potential highest selling potential matchup was rumored for years. How many PPV would it have sold at it's absolute peak?

2.Brock Lesnar vs Fedor- 2009-10 would probably be the peak of the hype. I think after UFC 100 and before Brock vs Carwin this fight hype was at it's peak. Probably Brock coming off win over Mir and Fedor win over Rogers before Brock was dominated in round 1 vs Carwin and Fedor lost to Werdum.

3. Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones- 2012-2013 would probably be the peak here. IMO wouldn't have done as good as the 1st two fights mentioned since it didn't have the same amount of time to really build the hype.

4. Pacquiao vs Mayweather- it's not MMA but still another example of a major Super Fight that missed it's window. Just threw this in for fun.

Currently I don't think there are any fights that even approach the hype or PPV potential these fights would have drawn. Just curious to how you think these fights would have done if they were made during the highest point of their interest.
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1. 1,000,000 - 1,300,000
2. 2,000,000
3. 1,200,000 - 1,500,000
4. 2,500,000 - 3,000,000
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1. 1,000,000 - 1,300,000
2. 2,000,000
3. 1,200,000 - 1,500,000
4. 2,500,000 - 3,000,000
You think Jones vs Spider would have out sold GSP vs Spider? I disagree. My guesses would be...

1. 1.5 million
2. 1.3 million
3. 1.1 milion
4. 2.8 million
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I think Anderson could be expected to squash GSP, so I think a lot more people would have wanted to see him face adversary over GSP.
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I think Anderson could be expected to squash GSP, so I think a lot more people would have wanted to see him face adversary over GSP.
I'm personally of the opinion Anderson would have destroyed GSP but I don't think that is the consensus. There were a good number of people who thought GSP could win, especially after Sonnen vs Spider 1.
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Not on here there wasn't. I thought it was a great fight by literally every single person on here said it was bullshit and that they wanted Anderson to take on Jones.
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Hard to say what the buys would be but I would rank them in terms of buys like so:

1 Pac vs Floyd, #1 seller by a wide margin
2 Fedor vs Lesnar 2009 would of been very large because ppvs in general seemed more healthy at that time and Brock generates atypical mma ppv buys.
3 Silva vs GSP around the same time in 2009 or 2010 would of been very big.
4 Jones vs Silva in 2012 would be big, but more so in an annual sense then all time sense I believe.
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Brock-Fedor if after say Brock-Mir (like when Brock/Carwin was originally scheduled for November) probably would have done around 1.2-1.3 million buys. Any Brock fight was doing over 1 million and that fight would have been an online MMA fan's dream.

GSP/Silva probably would have done around 1.1-1.2 as well. Probably the biggest "superfight" opportunity in UFC history.

Silva/Bones probably around 900K-1 million buys. Similar to the above but GSP is a much bigger draw than Bones.

Can't comment on the boxing one. But just.....huge.
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Not on here there wasn't. I thought it was a great fight by literally every single person on here said it was bullshit and that they wanted Anderson to take on Jones.
This board doesn't always represent the majority. Also I saw plenty of people on here that still favored GSP over Anderson. It was far from unanimous in favor of Spider. I think atleast 30% of MMA fans felt GSP would win.
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In MMA I think the matchup of Brock vs Fedor after UFC 100 and before the Fedor loss against Werdum would be the biggest PPV event by far.
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