25 Nov 2008 08:45:42 AM
While we wait patiently to hear just how many pay-per-views UFC 91 sold and whether it lived up to Dana White’s optimistic prediction of 1.2 million, White is already off and running with his next oversized claim. This one, not surprisingly, revolves around UFC 94’s B.J. Penn-Georges St. Pierre superfight:
"I’m just coming off a promotion where I got done saying it’s the biggest fight in UFC history in terms of most pay-per-view buys," White said. "I truly believe this fight has the potential to break that. BJ and Georges are heavyweights when it comes to star power."
Is this what we’re going to do every time now? Has Dana White become a boxing promoter, calling every fight the biggest fight ever, until the next fight? I realize he’s talking to a Honolulu paper so he has to say some of this stuff, but words mean things.
MMA Payout sees this as an opportunity for us to find out whether the sport of MMA (two established champions, both pound-for-pound greats, neither of whom have been in the WWE) sells as well as the “spectacle” of MMA (Brock Lesnar against that other guy). You’d like to say that it does, but then again you’d also like to believe that the cute waitress is being so nice because she actually likes you and not just because she works in the service industry and her kids need new shoes.Read More DIGG THIS