The president of the UFC, Dana White, decided to step in and shed some light on the recent PPV numbers secured by KSI and Logan Paul’s boxing event. It was reported that the PRIME card hosted by misfits boxing was successful in locking in 1.3 million PPV buys.
However, Dana White slams this fact down immediately. In Dana White’s perspective, these are false numbers and no one should believe the information disclosed. KSI fought Tommy Fury and Logan Paul fought Dillon Danis, both fights promised to be great but to every fans disappointment the promise remained to be just a promise as majority of the fans worldwide were thoroughly disappointed with the performance showcased.
Dana White on PPV numbers for the PRIME card
Recently on The Full Send Podcast, Dana White explained why the PPV numbers reported for the prime card were nothing but a false claim. “I haven’t heard about anybody selling a lot of pay-per-views lately,” White said as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“Let me tell you how hard it is to sell 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, and if you did sell 1.3 million — if you sold 700,000 pay-per-view buys — they’d put putting on fights 10 times a year. When you hear those kinds of numbers fly around the pay-per-view world, they’re lying.
Don’t ever believe that . You know how much money that is if they cut a deal and did 1.3 million pay-per-view buys? Anybody who’s been on any of these horrible boxing shows, and I like Logan [Paul] and some of these guys that are involved in this, if you come out and you say you did 1.3 million pay-per-view buys on your event, you’re lying through your teeth.
Lying through your teeth. The amount of money you’d make, they’d be doing pay-per-views all the time. Let me tell you what, every pay-per-view distributor out there would want them, and Showtime wouldn’t have went out of business”.