Triller tried it, and failed miserably.
Over the weekend, boxing legend Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield took on MMA icon Vito Belfort in an “exhibition” under the Triller Fight Club banner.
Holyfield, one of the true legends, is 58-years-old and he showed every bit of his age as he came in on one week’s notice to replace Belfort’s original opponent Oscar De La Hoya, who was hospitalised with COVID.
The “exhibition” ended in round one.
To make matetrs worse, Dan Rafael reported that the event sold 150k PPV buys and grossed about $7.5 million, which isn;t nearly enough to cover purses for all fighters as well as other expenses.
Holyfield threw eleven punches and connected on a grand total of one as Belfort winged 22 punches at Holyfield and landed eleven.
The fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley is estimated to have done just a shade under 500,000 buys on PPV. The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul did an estimated 1 million buys.