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At first glance, it appeared that Affliction’s first-ever pay-per-view on July 19 in Anaheim was a relative success story. It was announced that the Honda Center sold out for “Banned” and Tom Atencio, the company’s Vice President, stated that PPV buys were expected to be over 100,000.

While the 100,000 mark would have been well short of the UFC’s average, it still would have been a milestone for the fledgling company, as it would have represented the highest total in MMA for a non-UFC PPV in the United States.

However, it appears that Atencio may have mis-spoke, as Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports is indicating that early-cable estimates peg the buys in a range between 50,000-85,000. It had been believed that the event would need to do 250,000-300,000 buys to have a chance to break even.





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Post #1   7/29/08 1:38:22PM   

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sounds like bad news for affliction. I'm still hopeful this org will work out, it has a lot of potential. competition is good.

Post #2   7/29/08 2:42:35PM   

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This company is going to lose a lot of money.

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Post #3   7/29/08 3:06:02PM   

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250 000 buys = around 10 Million. Plus gate sales, Sponsers, They woulda made about 12 - 15 Million. I dont think 250 000 is to break even.

I think they sold around 100 000. 4 Million in PPV buys, about 2-5 Million for Gate and Sponsers. Not to mention the tax incentive that Affliction received.


I dont think they gained profit, but They did break even. If not than it was damn close.

That was the first show. The company can only get more fans/buyers after there last show.

Post #4   7/29/08 3:36:18PM   

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I think its kind of absurd to believe that any company would break even in the first event.

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It will be interesting to see how they do the second time around. I don't know how many shows they do at a loss before they go back to just selling shirts, but I don't think it can be many. I do hope they grow, and continue putting on amazing fight cards.

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i dont think its possible for them to break even when you consider that only the gate sales did not even cover the fighters pay checks, but i don t hope they continu to put on good shows, the fan and fighters are always gonna be the winners when there is competition betweek two organizations.

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T shirt sales should keep them floating for a minute at least. Every dickhead I know has one.

Post #8   7/29/08 5:09:26PM   

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Posted by nastshabast

T shirt sales should keep them floating for a minute at least. Every dickhead I know has one.



I must not know enuf dickheads, lol. I don't know anyone that owns one.

I don't think they came close to breaking even, and now that they're signing more HUGE money guys I don't think they could do it in the first 3 (they said the first 3 would determine their future). It was a great event and I'd like to see them succeed, but I don't see it. They're shooting way to high for a newb promotion.

Post #9   7/29/08 6:46:46PM   

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Damn.

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I don't think Trump will let Affliction fail.

Post #11   7/29/08 11:41:48PM