Originally Posted by cubsfan47
Is the high premium due to provincial laws or is it the result of Canadian federal policies? I am thinking it must be the provincial laws, given that the UFC has made money on the shows in Montreal.
Isn't the real money in the PPV buys anyway?
It is provincial from what I understand.
The reports I read was that Vancouver had concerns of the potential of a lawsuit being filed against the city if someone were to be hurt, which is something that has never happened anywhere in North America to my knowledge in Boxing or MMA.
As for PPV, it is to my knowledge that the PPV providers take around a 50% split of the PPV revenue right off the top. So, when you think about it from that perspective and toss around some hypothetical numbers it's easy to see where they would barely make the type of money they are used to making when they have to shell out that much for insurance.