UFC 261 featuring UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal sold around 700,000 pay-per-view buys.
The news was first reported by John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.
UFC 261 featured three title fight and it was also the first fight since March 2020 that had a sold-out crowd. The fight took place at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dana White says UFC 261 was a massive success amidst COVID-19
It sure looks like the UFC is back to holding events at a full capacity as UFC 262 taking place next month in Houston has also been sold out. UFC 264 featuring a trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has also been sold out.
“If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask — if you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t wear a mask,” Dana White said. “When I saw people wearing masks, I didn’t say anything to people wearing masks. When people saw people that weren’t wearing masks, nobody said anything to people that weren’t wearing masks. Everybody is just doing their thing. You know what? People seem like they’re a lot happier down here in Florida than they are in some of these other fucking states.
“Everybody is doing their thing down here and living their life, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. So it felt good to be here, it felt good to have the mayor, the governor, and all these people working with us to put on a safe event and for people to come out here and have fun. It was awesome. It literally couldn’t have been any better. We couldn’t have done this any better or planned this any better than we did.”
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