According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, UFC 167 was a major hit in Georges St. Pierre’s home province of Quebec.
Indigo, which handles the pay-per-view in the province, sent out a release stating that UFC 167 had broke the record for the most buys, since it was bought by ‘Videotron’ in 2009.
Which means that ‘UFC 167: Hendricks vs. St. Pierre’ pulled better numbers than March’s ‘UFC 158: Diaz vs. St. Pierre’ event, which was one of the strongest North American pay-per-views in UFC history.
The release also mentioned that attendance in sports bars and restaurants in Quebec for the fight were also at record levels.
No pay-per-view numbers on a ‘National’ or ‘North American’ basis are available at this time for UFC 167, however, these early indications point toward UFC 167 as being a VERY successful event for the UFC.
Stay tuned to bjpenn.com to see if UFC 167 set record pay-per-view numbers in the United States of America as well.Tags: featured, georges st. pierre, johny hendricks, Nick Diaz, UFC 158, UFC 167, ufc news