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Here's the gate from UFC 104, which they then compare to UFC 60 (the last time the UFC was in LA):

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...9875&zoneid=13
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The California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday released the numbers for the final attendance and gross receipts for UFC 104, which took place Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

UFC 104 pulled in a final attendance of 14,892, including complimentary tickets, for total gross receipts of $1.9 million.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship held one previous event at the Staples Center, UFC 60, featuring Matt Hughes versus Royce Gracie, on May 27, 2006. That event drew a similar attendance of 14,765, but gross receipts totaled a much larger $2.9 million.

Though UFC 60 shadowed UFC 104 in gross receipts by a cool $1 million, it did not in disclosed fighter payroll. The fighter pay reported to the athletic commission for UFC 60 totaled $740,000, while UFC 104 weighed in at $922,000. It should be noted that the payroll figures do not include any types of bonuses, percentages of pay-per-view revenue, or other sources of income for the fighters.
Clearly, Matt Hughes is $1,000,000.00 more popular than Lyoto Machida!
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:23 PM
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lol I don't disagree, however, perhaps Royce was more popular then Shogun in the U.S.
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Of course Matt is more popular than Machida. The numbers are different in $$ because the UFC gave away thousands of tickets.
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Of course Matt is more popular than Machida. The numbers are different in $$ because the UFC gave away thousands of tickets.
This. The UFC can't afford (plublicity-wise) to have a fight not be "Sold Out", so they'll give away as many tix as necessary to be able to say everything's gone.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:42 PM
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Of course Matt is more popular than Machida. The numbers are different in $$ because the UFC gave away thousands of tickets.
Dana gave away 3K tickets on twitter alone.
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Plus Matt fought a "legend".That made it a bigger draw to.
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Plus Matt fought a "legend".That made it a bigger draw to.
OMG I just love how you instigate!! Hehe...
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