For better or worse, the WEC is landing on pay-per-view this weekend for the first time. No one seems to know what to expect in terms of buy rate, not even Zuffa, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a target they’re shooting for.
“This is our first time doing this, so we don’t know how this is going to do. But yeah, the WEC fighters on this card will make more money than they’ve ever made before.
“White said it would be “terrible” if Saturday’s pay-per-view buy rate did not double the numbers of April 3’s boxing match between Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones, Jr., which reportedly drew 90,000 buys.
180,000 is a rather lofty goal if you ask me, but they’ve done a hell of a job making people think this is more a UFC event than a WEC event in the past few weeks. You never know how people might respond. If nothing else though, at least the fighters get a bump in pay.
Anyone buying it?