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Old 09-01-2011, 07:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They lost well over 100k buys from the hurricane most of the east coast had already been hit by it when the PPV was starting and you aren't going to order it in new york, new jersey, and the like if you don't know if you are going to have power halfway through.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This maybe the worst Anderson has ever drawn, he did 300,000 against Cote. The UFC can't protect him anymore, they can't throw Griffin, Penn, Hughes, Florian, and Jones on the under-cards to pump up interest. This was a stacked card you had main guys like Thiago and Palhares fighting on the undercard.

We have a problem if the P4P best fighter in the world can only muster 1/3rd the audience a GSP/Shields fight can.
What are you talking about when you say protect him? The card was stacked as much as possible. Shogun, Griffin, Nog. It doesn't get much better than that.

As for Anderson he has no control over people deciding to buy or not. His job is to fight and win which he does very well. If these numbers stand I think it points to a deeper problem with the UFC's long term business aspirations. The PPV numbers have been trending downward so have the TV ratings.

I'm sure the weather played a role but I also think the public is getting a little bored with the UFC.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ufc 132 - 375,000
Ufc 131 - 335,000
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Overall buy rate is down this year due to the economy, and I'm sure the storm was part of the reason, but Silva's cards typically only do 400,000 buys anyway.
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What are you talking about when you say protect him? The card was stacked as much as possible. Shogun, Griffin, Nog. It doesn't get much better than that.
Maybe two years ago, but both Nog and Shogun were coming off some horrible fights. And while I love Forrest more than most he doesn't have the same drawing power that BJ Penn and Matt Hughes have (typical under-card guys)

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As for Anderson he has no control over people deciding to buy or not. His job is to fight and win which he does very well. If these numbers stand I think it points to a deeper problem with the UFC's long term business aspirations. The PPV numbers have been trending downward so have the TV ratings.
Well he could hype his fights up, which he doesn't really do. We have a week leading up to the event and it seemed like Griffin/Rua got the press, that's a shame. As for the numbers going down, the best fighter in the sport should push the numbers up. He should not be out drawn by Dominic Cruz and Urijah Faber.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Anderson is learning English by the day, but there's still a disconnect between him and the audience because of that. It's harder for him to pump a fight up than someone who can speak English fluently.
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Anderson is learning English by the day, but there's still a disconnect between him and the audience because of that. It's harder for him to pump a fight up than someone who can speak English fluently.
Do you remember being a kid and seeing a foreign wrestler with an english speaking manager to translate.Did that hurt the wrestlers drawing ability or did their lack of english add to their mystique..In a sport like MMA and with a fighter as good at his craft as anderson is I find it very hard to believe his fighting style/streak isnt good enough to do the speaking for him

Its clearly not the language barrier thats hurting silva u just have to look the way sf crowds react to fedor to know there is something else at play here..Something beyond nationalities
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According to Meltzer, the early trending data is seeing the event doing slightly better than UFC 133 in Canada, while the U.S. numbers are down about 15% from the other August event. With that card coming in at just over 300,000 buys, that would put this card right around that number as well.
Yeah, bad news but not a real number. Trending numbers are based on data from internet search frequency and television ratings for "Countdown" shows, the prelims on Spike and whatnot.

Anyone remember the trending numbers from Silva-Sonnen? It supposedly did over a million buys. Then the actual estimates came in and it was more like 600k.

I'm not saying the number will be better than 300k. It might even be worse for all I know. But it's impossible to use trending numbers as actual estimates of PPV buys coming from PPV providers.
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