Johnson Says World Cup To Blame For Low UFC 174 Numbers

June 25, 2014 12:48 pm by BJPENN.COM News

UFC 174 didn’t perform in the box office.

The pay-per-view event, headlined by a flyweight title fight wasn’t expected to be a record breaker, but it may have been, just in the wrong direction.

Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the matter in an interview with

“My job is to go out there and fight. Obviously I did the best I could to market and do promotion. I did a ton of interviews. At the end of the day we are competing with the World Cup, so there are also a lot of variables. It could have been a lack of luster with the card; maybe people just didn’t want to see it.”

According to reports, UFC 174 produced a modern-MMA-era low buyrate of around 100K give or take. (More on that HERE)

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