Fight hasn't sold out I'm a little surprised despite it being the holiday season.. seems like a card people would definitely buy a ticket to
DC talkin crazy though?
"I think this fight will do 750[,000 buys], that's where I place the line," White said. "Everyone thinks the pay-per-view thing is dead," White said. "Pay-per-view isn't dead. We just had a bad year."
The way Cormier sees it, the business success or failure of UFC 182 will be more of a reflection of the state of the industry than of his fight with Jones in and of itself.
"If this fight doesn't sell out, if this fight doesn't do pay-per-view numbers, than it will show where we are compared to before," Cormier said. "Four, five years ago, this fight probably does a complete sellout, 900 [thousand] to a million buys, but that's not where we are today. Does it mean that things are bad? No. Times have changed, as times have changed in the world. It's not just in mixed martial arts. It's in everything."
I think Dana lying his *** off in regards to Team Alpha Male
However, White is also keeping the door open to a bout between Dillashaw and Team Alpha Male founder and teammate Urijah Faber. The former WEC featherweight champion has won five out of his past six bouts after a controversial finish of Francisco Rivera at UFC 181.
"They're definitely open to it," White said. "When you have a team full of guys that are in the same weight, you're eventually going to have to fight each other, and they're all cool with that."