Also Nick Diaz would never fight Matt Brown.
EDIT: UFC 150 did 190 k buys so I was wrong. Still don't understand why you are singling out Edgar its the smaller weight classes in general which makes little sense to me as in boxing the smaller weights are most popular. Mayweather isn't even that exciting at all yet he pulls in 2 million.
Last edited by IceCold48; 03-02-2014 at 09:49 PM.
I lumped Nick and Nate in together when I was speaking of draws... so lets clarify Nate is not a draw in my opinion at all. Nick does have some draw to him... but of all the more casual fans I talk to or hang around with they are not clamoring to see the next Nick Diaz fight. As I mentioned before it's the causal fans that push the PPV buys up to the million mark. Did I go out an run a survey nope just an opinion based on what I've seen/heard.Yeah...show me the research you did to come to the conclusion that the entire buyrate increase was due to people tuning in because Georges wanted to hurt someone.
Nick best PPV before was 400k with condit and prior to that it was under 300k with BJ respectable numbers no doubt but not anything to make me think he is a huge draw the UFC absolutely has to have which is what I was originally saying and not that he isn't a draw at all.
The Hardy fight still pulled in around 800k buys to the Diaz 950k buys it wasn't like Hardy/GSP didn't draw good numbers. Besides that I would hope Nick is a better draw then a guy that had zero chance given to him going into his fight with GSP. My understanding was that Hardy kept his job because he was an entertaining fighter and don't remember him being called a draw... though I'm sure helps with ticket sales in the UK.One could just as easily state that the Diaz fight outsold the Hardy fight based on Nick's drawing power--and remember--Hardy went 4 and 0 in the octagon and kept his job because he was a draw.
I'm disdaining them for their actions... never suggested they shouldn't be employed just that the UFC shouldn't bend over backwards to soIt's not a matter of disdaining fighters. I've been a staunch advocate for Fitch when the rest of the world hates on him. But are you disdaining the Diaz's when they're just trying to keep financial gain and security in their future as well?
There is a difference sure... but I think a lot of fighters get labelled unfairly as fighting not to lose.But there is an enormous difference between fighting smart and fighting not to lose.
I didn't know you could tell the future, but nice to know I guess. It's certainly not likely...we gotta see how Brown does in a big spot now.
Last edited by dbader08; 03-03-2014 at 03:56 PM.
I hope this isn't too big, because it's awesome.
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