So the numbers have finally rolled in for UFC81 and they’re looking pretty damned high – early numbers say 600k and final count will probably be closer to 650k. I’d just like to point out though that the UFC’s PPV numbers are typically secret, guys like Dave Meltzer and Kevin Iole always seem to get a hold of them when the UFC wants to make some kind of point. In this case, what point are they trying to make? We’re still the fucking shit. Oh, and Brock Lesnar deserves to get paid, so other fighters should shut the fuck up.
For those of you who aren’t that great with numbers (specifically those WEC judges in New Mexico who can’t even add up a scorecard), these numbers make 81 the fourth best selling PPV in UFC history, behind Liddell-Ortiz 2, Shamrock-Ortiz 2, and Liddell-Jackson 2. What makes it more impressive is Brock Lesnar basically carried the card by himself, and can now take his place in history as ‘The most famous guy with a gigantic cock tattoo on his body’.
Big props also have to go out to the UFC, who marketed this fight perfectly. You may or may not remember, but K1 had an MMA show featuring Brock Lesnar last summer, and it performed about as well in PPV as Paris Hilton’s new movie did in theatres. I think more people have been inside her vagina than a theatre to watch that pile of shit.