“I was happy with [the 2.2 Mill. TV Rating]. I thought the PR I did prior, I thought (that would help) the number be at least two million.”
“It’s nice to know that we went nose-to-nose with the UFC, and they only did 80,000 pay-per-view buys (on UFC 180). I guess it was being on free cable — not free network — but free cable, and we blew everyone out of the water.”
“I had a blood vessel that broke in my eye three weeks prior to the fight. I thought it was going to go away, but it didn’t go way, and I couldn’t spar for three weeks. I just went out and fought with my heart. I was in good enough shape to do my cardio and my focus mitts, and we wrestled a little bit, but that was it… I fought great enough to get enough to get a win, and that’s all I had to do. I kicked Stephan Bonnar’s ass with only one eye.”
Tito Ortiz believes that UFC 180 only did 80,000 pay-per-view buys, despite the widely accepted numbers in the 200k range. Either way, his fight with Stephan Bonnar still wins the ratings war if you compare raw TV rating stats.
(Quote via MMAJunkie.com)