| | UFC 60: 800,000 PPV Buys, $16 MILLION goes to K-1?!
According to the Complete Value Tudo Access blog, UFC 60 "Hughes vs. Gracie" scored 800,000 pay-per view buys, bringing in somewhere along the lines of $32 million. Apparently out of the 32, K-1 and FEG received $16 million for "lending" Royce Gracie to the UFC for that fight.
If that's true, first off the amt. to K-1 is fucking nutty and secondly that PPV buyrate if thats legit is nothing short of amazing. That's right there with De La Hoya's fight with Mayorga this year which was itself an insane number.
Only bad thing would be, UFC has gone up every PPV in buys but there's really nowhere to go but down now. I don't see UFC doing over 800,000 and their only real shot will be with Shamrock-Ortiz II coming up or the inevitable Liddell-Ortiz II sometime late this year or during 2007. I don't see how any other match will draw that kind of business.