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When it comes to Bellator’s PPV event they ran, Dana White has his doubts about the numbers. We had originally heard in the 50,000 range, but then Bjorn Rebney hinted that they did over 100,000 PPV buys, which for Bellator is huge. Dana White, though, doesn’t think that they got that number at all.
“He doesn’t know what his gate was but he did 100,000 pay-per-view buys? The guy is a f–king clown, okay. Can you imagine having a night where you guys ask me, ‘hey, what’d you do for a gate tonight?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know.’ When will you know? ‘I won’t.’ It’s like, yeah you don’t want to give out your gate, and yeah you probably don’t want to give out a real pay-per-view number either. That’s why you guys are asking me if I give a s–t about what they’re doing and if we’re trying to go the same night to destroy them. I’m doing two events the same night sometimes on opposite ends of the world. Like I really give a s–t where they are and what they’re doing.
“I do (know the real Bellator PPV number). I knew the real number before they knew the real number.”
Dana White then went on to not give the PPV numbers. [source]