White Claims Punk Sells More PPV Than Overeem
With the UFC just under two weeks until they return to Chicago for UFC 225, one of the major questions heading into the pay per view regards some changes to the June 9th card.
The biggest being Holly Holm and Megan Anderson being moved from the preliminary card to the pay per view, in exchange for a heavyweight battle between Curtis Blaydes and Alistair Overeem.
Even though Overeem is fine with fighting on the prelim card, Dana White was asked why the CM Punk and Mike Jackson fight is on the pay per view card, and not Overeem, he offered an economic response.
“Listen, when Alistair Overeem sells as many pay-per-views as CM Punk does, we can argue,” White said.
Punk, who was WWE champion and a major name in the Pro Wrestling brand, helped buoy buys for UFC 203 in his loss to Mickey Gall, which coincidentally enough was headlined by Overeem’s loss to Stipe Miocic, which would equate to 450,000 PPV buys.
And while White is confident in Punk’s ability in selling pay per views, the UFC President acknowledged that if Punk loses at UFC 205, it’ll be the end of the road of the wrestler in the UFC.
When asked about if this is his last chance, White said “I’m sure it is, yeah.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting