Report: Despite Dana White’s Estimate, UFC 217 Did Not Break 1 Million Buys

Fight fans were offered an exciting night of fights inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York on Nov. 4, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicked off UFC 217.

The event featured three highly entertaining title fights, one of which included the long awaited octagon return of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

“Rush” had not been inside the octagon in nearly four years, having gone on a lengthy hiatus back in 2013 after defending his welterweight title from Johny Hendricks.

For his big return, the French Canadian phenom moved up in weight to make his middleweight debut against reigning champion Michael “The Count” Bisping. In the third round of the match up, St-Pierre managed to take out “The Count” with a rear-naked choke finish.

Following the night of fights, UFC President Dana White revealed that he believed UFC 217 old a staggering 1 million pay-per-view buys. Now, however, it would appear that may simply not be the case.

WON’s early estimates have summed to 875,000 buys in North America and Canada combined.