PDA

View Full Version : Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine Draws $68,805 Live Gate


VCURamFan
01-18-2012, 08:44 PM
Ouch

Strikeforce gave away more tickets than it sold at its Jan. 7 "Rockhold vs. Jardine" event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

According to figures released Wednesday by the Nevada athletic commission, the event sold 927 tickets for a live gate of $68,805. A total of 1,992 were in attendance, 1,065 of which watched for free. Meanwhile, 727 tickets were left unsold.

As previously reported, the total fighter payroll was $566,000 (http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/01/09/strikeforce-fighter-salaries-robbie-lawler-banks-150k/).

The previous event, "Melendez vs. Masvidal," fared better, drawing an attendance of 2,995 for a $154,075 gate. The amount of tickets sold/papered at the Dec. 17 event in San Diego were undisclosed. The fighter payroll for "Melendez vs. Masvidal" was $580,000 (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/12/21/strikeforce-melendez-vs-masvidal-salaries-and-attendance/).

"Rockhold vs. Jardine" was the first Strikeforce card under the promotion's new deal with Showtime. The main card was televised on Showtime and the preliminary card aired on Showtime Extreme.

County Mike
01-18-2012, 08:54 PM
I hope they're getting a lot of TV money. Can't afford to run a promotion very long with losses like that.

VCURamFan
01-18-2012, 09:00 PM
I hope they're getting a lot of TV money. Can't afford to run a promotion very long with losses like that.
Business as usual...