Originally Posted by rockdawg21
LOL, I think a lot of people are like that, but yeah, Dana does that a lot.
I haven't read much, but the only thing I've heard is from Schaefer and Iole about the numbers. Did Nielsen release anything about the fight? I remember Arum talking about 1.6 million for Pac-Hatton and it ended up something like 850,000, which is still great, but only half of the talked-up amount. Was the 1 million verified or is Iole just nut hugging?
As I stated before, HBO is a PUBLICLY traded company, which not only makes it very hard, but also makes it very risky for them to try and circulate fake numbers. They actually risk big trouble with the SEC if they lied about their earnings.
UFC is a private company, so they don't face the same consequences for faking the numbers. As for Arum greasing the numbers, I cannot comment on that because I never saw those reports. However, I will say that it is well documented that Pac is not nearly as much of draw as Mayweather, so I find that claim of 1.6 million to be a bit crazy, even for a guy on the level of BS that Arum measures up to. Teh interwebz tells us lots of stuff, lol....even stuff I quote from time to time is unreliable, it is what it is.
Also, Iole is FAR from a Mayweather nut-hugger. If anything, Kevin Iole has largely been a part of the problem when it comes to pushing Floyd hate. However, I will give him the credit of being impartial on some stories, even though his bias definitely shines through at times.
That being said, the 1 million number is pretty solid.