UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit Will Be on the Big Screen in Quebec

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FastKnockout
11/7/12 8:41:11PM
Audiences throughout Quebec will get an up-close view of Georges St-Pierreā€™s return to the Octagon, as UFC 154 will be on the big screen in theaters.

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tallica62
11/7/12 10:16:10PM
It will be on the 19 inch in my home...fat screen
Pskinner_mma314
11/8/12 1:42:25PM
this kind of bothers me.....not that they're doing it persay, I sort of understand, it IS his hometown. But where is this stuff for Anderson, or Jones, or even JDS, these guys IMO are just as big a draw whether your'e a fan or not. I'd put Anderson or Jones fights in a theater before a GSP fight.....just sayin.
isk
11/8/12 3:22:21PM
Silva, Bones, and JDS (and I'd add Aldo in there, too) are all super popular. The thing is, GSP is a straight up national hero in a country that can financially justify movie theater attendance. The other guys don't quite have that combination.

--Bones is getting big, and he's part of an athlete family, but he's not anywhere close to universally loved like GSP, Aldo, or JDS. Plus, MMA's not quite a mainstream sport in the US. It's getting there.

--MMA is a mainstream sport in Brazil, but their UFC cards are on free TV there. Don't need to go to a theater, and with genuine respect, I'm not sure how many folks there could afford a theater ticket - or at the price the theaters and the UFC need to see a worthwhile return.

Could it happen in Brazil or America? Sure, it's possible. I'd love to see the exact numbers. But it's just that much more likely to work in Canada for their star.
FlashyG
11/8/12 5:21:34PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

this kind of bothers me.....not that they're doing it persay, I sort of understand, it IS his hometown. But where is this stuff for Anderson, or Jones, or even JDS, these guys IMO are just as big a draw whether your'e a fan or not. I'd put Anderson or Jones fights in a theater before a GSP fight.....just sayin.



This isn't anything new, UFC 143 was shown in 3D and in over 100 theaters.

I think an event headlined by Liddell around 115 was shown in theaters as well.

Also if you look at the PPV Buyrates the UFC has had over the past few years GSP is by far the biggest draw the company has now that Lesnar is retired.

Over their past 5 fights here is the average # of PPV buys each has as a headliner.

GSP - 783,000
Anderson - 604,000
Jones - 528,000
Junior (Only headlined 2 PPV's) - 445,000