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Chris Weidman predicts UFC 194 will do 1.4 million pay-per-view buys

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Chris Weidman knows he is going to be part of something special. He just hopes things stay that way.

Weidman defends his UFC middleweight title on Dec. 12 against former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 194. With a slew of big names strewn throughout the card, including Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor’s hugely hyped featherweight showdown, Weidman expects the event to be a lucrative endeavor for all involved — as long the injury bug is kept far, far away.

“I just want the card to stay together,” Weidman said Monday during an in-studio appearance on The MMA Hour. “If it stays together, I’m going to say (it does) 1.4 (million pay-per-view buys).”

Only one other event in the history of the UFC has sold more than 1.4 million pay-per-views: UFC 100, which sold 1.6 million on the strength of Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir II, a Georges St-Pierre title defense, plus a fight between TUF coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping.

But with a killer supporting cast to go alongside the Aldo-McGregor rivalry, Weidman hopes UFC 194 can make its own mark on history.

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