Spike TV President Says Bellator 120 PPV Numbers of 100,000 Buys Are Accurate
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.18.2014
Kevin Kay stands by the numbers…
Spike TV President Kevin Kay earlier today reinforced the earlier reports that Bellator MMA's debut PPV event, Bellator 120, had over 100,000 buys on PPV.
According to Kay, the 100,000 PPV buyrate number is "dead-on accurate." He continued, "I'm hesitant to answer, because … we haven't done pay-per-views. I'll stand by that 100,000, though."
Previously, UFC President Dana White expressed during a media scrum with reporters that he did not believe the 100,000 PPV buyrate number for Bellator. He stated: "Yeah it shocks me, because no it didn't [do 100,000 buys]. Did [Rebney] ever find out what the gate was? No one ever got back to him on the gate? He didn't know what the gate was. If he didn't know what his gate was, but he did 100,000 pay-per-view buys … the guy is a f—ing clown. Could you imagine a night where you guys ask me, ‘Hey, what was your gate tonight?' And I was like, ‘I don't know.' I won't. You don't want to give out your gate, and yeah, you don't want to give out a real pay-per-view number, either. It's like, that's why you're asking me if I give a s–t what they're doing like we're trying to go the same night to destroy them. I'm doing two events on the same time on opposite ends of the world. Like I really give a s–t where they are or what they're doing. I knew the real number before they knew the real number. That's their business. It's like their gate. That's his business."