The results are in and it seems that the UFC although may make more annually. could not compete with the pay per views head to head. We are not there yet MMA fans but it wont be long now until boxing will be a sport that gets the views of boxing. The Mayweather vs Marquez fight was 15 rounds of “Dancing with the Star” when UFC 103 did not have one fight that went all 3 rounds. Regardless of the excitment in each sport and how the two sports compare to each other, boxing got the upper hand and won this pay per view battle.
HBO released yesterday that the Mayweather/ Marquez fight took in a total amount of 1 million views. At 50 dollars a piece and for 15 boring rounds of dancing, I bet a lot were upset when they could have been watching UFC 103, but hey, I’m bitter about this. UFC 103 to in an estimated 400 thousand PPV’s which gave the world of boxing a landslide victory but I still have hopes!
At $45, a fight fan could save $5 and watch more exciting fights with the UFC and I think after 15 boring rounds of boxing, boxing fans might just say f that. Boxing has 2 or 3 guys that will give exciting fights when the MMA world has too many to count. Boxing is on thier way out and after seeing the display of this past boxing bout, I’m sure that our MMA world will continue to grow because like the stats say “MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world today”.
For anyone interested in where I recieved these numbers, here is where you can find them.
Mayweather vs Marquez PPV buys – http://www.HBO.com
UFC 103 Franklin vs Belfort – http://www.mmapayout.com
Also I would like to thank KMBReferee for putting me in the ball park and letting me know when HBO would release the PPV buys. You can check him out at http://www.Twitter.com/KMBReferee