Originally Posted by flo
Thanks for posting this, rockdawg; interesting stats. UFC came real close to topping the boxing matches. I didn't realize the heavyweights so outsold the rest of the weight classes.
No problem, I always enjoy seeing the yearly review of PPV. Everybody always says "boxing is dying". Well, it'll be interesting to see what happens if/when Mayweather & Pac actually retire. I don't see who's going to be the next big PPV cash cow for boxing after they're gone. There's a lot of talent out there, but nobody really compares to these two. It's up to the press to name somebody, but even they say the same thing.
It's an interesting trend because it used to be the lightweights who grabbed the biggest PPV numbers for the UFC, but it's flip-flopped completely.
I would love to see GSP/Silva. Although people call both of them "boring", I think it would do more buys than UFC 100 (more than 1.6 million buys).