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    Was the Affliction card financially successful?

    Any news about this?

    "Affliction VP Tom Atencio has publicly stated that it would take 250,000 buys for the show to break even."

    Doesn't seem too hard, but no PPV other than UFC has had over 100k.
    Last edited by Domite; 7/22/2008 4:07pm at .

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    No promotion, or business for that matter, makes a profit from the get-go, they'll probably lose money on the first 2 or 3 cards before they learn to streamline and cut costs.

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    I hope it makes money, I enjoyed the card and I really enjoyed a quality alternative to the UFC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theword
    I hope it makes money, I enjoyed the card and I really enjoyed a quality alternative to the UFC.
    If i had chose to buy affliction, instead of watching the free UFC card, i NEVER would have learned that anderson silva's precision is very precise

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    taken from: http://www.groundnpound.org/news.php?item.616.1

    Affliction Banned numbers are starting to pour in and it seems they have set records in a couple different categories. Not only did they break the record UFC had for ticket sales at The Honda Center but they have blown the doors off the fighter pay scale with a total of $3.3 million in announced payroll.

    Many wonder if Affliction can last with their over all spending habits but the news of the fighter pay has escalated this argument to an all time high. While Donald Trump is in bed with Affliction in their venture to break onto the MMA scene, Trump is not in the habit of loosing money so the big question is. Will it last?

    Honda Center Ticket Sales...
    * Affliction Banned: 14,832 tickets (11,817 paid) for a $2,085,510 gate
    * UFC 76: 13,770 tickets (11,817 paid) for a $1,985,000 gate
    * UFC 63: 12,604 tickets (9,343 paid) for a $1,582,370 gate
    * UFC 59: 13,814 tickets (13,060 paid) for a $2,191,450 gate

    Fighter Payroll...
    The total disclosed payroll for the event was $3,332,100.
    Fedor Emelianenko: $300,000 (no win bonus)
    Tim Sylvia: $800,000
    Andrei Arlovski: $750,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
    Ben Rothell: $250,000
    Josh Barnett: $300,000 (no win bonus)
    Pedro Rizzo: $70,000
    Mark Hominick: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
    Savant Young: $7,000
    Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
    Mike Whitehead: $50,000
    Matt Lindland: $300,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
    Fabio Nascimento: $20,00O
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $50,000 (no win bonus)
    Edwin Dewees: $15,000
    Mike Pyle: $20,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
    JJ Ambrose: $5,000
    Ray Lizama: $3,000 Fight postponed, Both fighters paid negotiated salaries
    Justin Levens: $6000 Fight postponed, Both fighters paid negotiated salaries
    Vitor Belfort: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
    Terry Martin: $30,000
    Paul Buentello: $80,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
    Gary Goodridge: $25,000

    The above figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other special bonuses the organization may have paid its fighters. These are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
    Nevada state athletic commission released the fighter purses/salaries:


    Right click and select "view Image" for full sized pic.


    All in all, as expected it operated at a loss, but that's not necessarily a problem with the Donald backing the event. The loss is offset by the hype.
    Last edited by Deadmeat; 7/22/2008 6:51pm at .

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    They paid Sylvia $500,000 more than Fedor?!?!

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    Fedor's declared earning was $500000 less than Sylvia's. doesn't necessarily reflect what he actually made.

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    Next time they can cut out megadeth and save them 5,000$.


    If they get Fedor/Couture signed, next one will be bigger. The ticket "record" is lame because they just gave away 3000 tickets to make the place seem packed. It's good for business, but it doesn't mean you win the ticket sales record; just the one for attendance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3moose1
    If i had chose to buy affliction, instead of watching the free UFC card, i NEVER would have learned that anderson silva's precision is very precise
    Well that's true. But I never said that the UFC doesn't have the most eloquent, well spoken, Mensa quality commentators ever. I just said that I like to have a choice in my MMA viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theword
    Well that's true. But I never said that the UFC doesn't have the most eloquent, well spoken, Mensa quality commentators ever. I just said that I like to have a choice in my MMA viewing.

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