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Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson a huge flop as pay-per-view buyers stayed away

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While we may never know how badly the last minute cancellation of Johny Hendricks may have hurt the UFC 192 pay-per-view, the results are no less catastrophic.

According to numbers being floated on Twitter, the event could very well be the worst for a Light Heavyweight championship fight in modern UFC history.

Per WON: Daniel Cormier’s fight w/ Gustafsson will be a bomb at the box office. Lowest buys for a LHW title fight in modern #UFC history

— Jonathan Snowden (@JESnowden) October 30, 2015

Cormier vs. Gustafsson was “in the ballpark of 250,000 buys.” https://t.co/Ro0Aye8Bso

— Jonathan Snowden (@JESnowden) October 30, 2015

Jonathan Snowden is referring to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, who says the stingy response to UFC 192 likely reflects a lack of star power.

It’s a damning statistic given that the fight itself received the coveted “Fight of the Night” bonus and is widely considered one of the better fights of 2015.

If the numbers are accurate, it would match the average buys for pay-per-views in 2014. However, considering the importance of the fight it’s still surprising. Particularly if you consider how the year 2015 began:

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