Final Combating Championship (UFC) President Dana White, at the start, is a battle promoter. Meaning each blended martial arts (MMA) occasion beneath the UFC banner might be bought as the best card ever assembled within the historical past of fight sports activities.
Take UFC 251 for instance.
The “Usman vs. Masvidal” pay-per-view (PPV) occasion, in line with White, is trending increased than a Conor McGregor battle, which taken at face worth is fairly astonishing, particularly contemplating “Infamous” holds 4 of the promotion’s 5 PPV data.
“That is trending off the charts,” White mentioned throughout his UFC 251 media scrum. “This factor is trending increased than a Conor McGregor battle. The one that this battle is akin to is Conor vs. Khabib. I will provide you with an fascinating stat: Our UFC retailer has bought extra merchandise already now than we did in all of 2019. We already beat 2019 with merchandise. This factor is trending as massive of a battle as I’ve ever seen in my whole profession.”
I assume “Gamebred” was proper all alongside.
Kamaru Usman will defend his 170-pound title towards late-replacement Jorge Masvidal, who steps in for the ailing Gilbert Burns on lower than per week’s discover. So both “Gamebred” is the needle mover hardcore followers at all times believed he might be, or White is working additional time to get this card bought.
We’ll discover out quickly sufficient.
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