Canadian ‘pretty boy’ champion Georges St-Pierre is no doubt a huge draw for the UFC, but the biggest draw? According to Dana White, St-Pierre is undoubtedly Mr. Popular when it comes to pay-per-view.
“Does Georges St. Pierre fight like he fought back when he fought B.J. Penn the first time? No. I have nothing to do with their training or their camp or their strategy or how they fight. Let me put it to you this way: Georges St. Pierre is, by far, the biggest pay-per-view star in mixed martial arts. By far. By far. The biggest pay-per-view star. Big. By far the biggest pay-per-view star in MMA. So, for what it’s worth, for people who want to say he’s this or that.”
According to other sources however, St-Pierre has not made the pay-per-view sales that Brock Lesnar has done.
UFC 129 – 800,000
UFC 124 – 785,000
UFC 111 – 770,000
UFC 121 – 1,050,000
UFC 116 – 1,160,000
UFC 91 – 1, 010,000
The overall record? UFC 100 at 1,600,000 PPV buys which should not be of surprise, featured both stars.
Is Dana White talking all time buys? Maybe the projected future sales, should Lesnar fall off?