Leading the charge on this event was the two-time tournament winner and defending lightweight champion Harrison, who was looking to secure her third and final tournament win by beating Larissa Pacheco for a third time.
Kayla Harrison Gets No PPV Cut
One would expect that, given the price point of the pay-per-view and the fact that Kayla Harrison is in the main event, the lightweight champion would be receiving a percentage of the sales of the event.
After all, this is the standard practice in the UFC, the only other member of the MMA industry that regularly engages in holding pay-per-view events.
She also expressed some frustration in the nature of how the event was promoted, having given little notice to fans that they would have to pay such a steep price, but is ultimately unbothered since it has no impact on her purse.
“Obviously, I’m not a member of the board or a decision maker,” Harrison said. “It’s a little frustrating to me that they make the first pay-per-view fight a fight that I’ve had twice, and they only give it like a month to sell. I was just like, ‘Oh, well.’ I get paid the same, so it’s no skin off my back.”
While it is a shame that Kayla Harrison will not be getting a cut of the pay-per-view sales, the reason behind this could be a prepared understanding of the potential for the limited number of sales this event may generate. After all, the history of non-UFC events holding pay-per-views has not been particularly impressive.
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