nah this was just a little bonus for the paying customers, they deverse some credit for customer satisfaction but lets be honest Faber and Aldo sold those PPV'sI bet Jung and Garcia had a lot to do with these buys, i think Zuffa owes them this little bit of success.
I believe Faber was a huge reason for the PPV buys, ppl underestimate how popular he is. When's the last time a WEC fighter got applauded at a UFC event? No one except Faber. Besides him, the casual audience (which is like 90% of the buys) didn't know who anyone else was except maybe Mike Brown. Even the guy I consider their second most marketable fighter, Ben Henderson, I don't think ppl knew about even him...I mean, who do you know that watches Versus?I wonder if Aldo/Gamburyan or Cruz/Benavidez will sell that well. I guess we'll see how important Faber is to the success of their PPVs.