Ortiz Predicts More Than 200K Buys For Liddell Trilogy

In the history of Mixed Martial Arts on Pay-Per-View, there has never been a non-UFC event that has drawn more than 200,000 buys.

According to Tito Ortiz, he believes the number is super-low, for his November 24th fight against Chuck Liddell.

“To be a real success… a low number, 200,” Ortiz told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter.

“I mean, that’s shootin’ super low. If me and Chuck do 200,000 PPV buys, we shouldn’t even be in the business. I think this thing knocks it out of the park, I think we have a home run ahead of us, and I think all the fans at home will be interested in this fight because they want to see how this thing turns out.”

While Bronsteter attempted to contend that no other MMA pay-per-view has cracked that number, Ortiz pointed towards his history on Pay Per View, and his success as a ratings draw for Bellator.

With Ortiz looking at the glass half-full on a night where the Golden Boy 1 Pay-Per-View will face no competition in its timeslot, with UFC’s event in Beijing airing live at 6 am in the east, and a Black Friday sale selling the Pay-Per-View in a two hour sale for $19.99, the 200,000 could be achieved easier than originally thought, but still a mountain to climb in a market owned by the UFC.

 

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