UFC 100 Sets Pay-Per-View and MMA Records, Wanderlei Silva Rumor Update

– Wanderlei Silva’s manager made the following statements to Fighter’s Only in regards to the future of Wanderlei Silva…



“The rumors about Wanderlei fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 105 in Manchester or at any point are simply that, rumors. Of course, there is speculation that such a fight will occur and certainly there remains a possibility of such a match-up. However, at this time, rumors of the fight occurring at UFC 105, are simply that. This fight has not been discussed or offered to us by the UFC. Wand’s preference is to fight in February. He wants to take time off to heal his body and mind, and with his new gym in Las Vegas, he has business affairs and a growing team to attend to. Wanderlei and his coach, Raphael Alejarra, have both expressed a preference that Wanderlei wait until February for his next match. However if at some point in time, such a fight is proposed by the UFC, it will be given the appropriate consideration, as do all proposals, and a decision will be made at that time.”

– As expected, UFC 100 was the biggest event in mixed martial arts history. The total number of pay-per-view buys is in excess of 1.5 million. The UFC’s previous top selling PPV was UFC 66, which pulled in 1.05 million buys. Not only was the event the most bought MMA PPV of all time, but it is also one of the top selling PPV events of all time.

Here is a list of the top six selling PPV events ever:

1. 5/5/07 – Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr
. – 2,400,000 buys

2. 6/8/02 – Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson – 1,995,000 buys.

3. 6/28/97 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – 1,990,000 buys

4. 11/9/96 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield – 1,600,000 buys

5. 8/19/95 – Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeely – 1,580,000 buys

6. 7/11/09 – UFC 100 – 1,500,000 buys

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