UFC president Dana White was in a pretty positive mood despite less-than-spectacular numbers coming in for UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II. The event took place in Denver, Colorado, which has seen plenty of non-MMA related issues cause problems in the state.
“The shootings here, the fire that have been going on here; it’s been a really bad summer for (Colorado),” White said during his post-press conference media scrum. “Once all that stuff started going down, we felt it was not gonna be a good gate here.”
In terms of numbers, it was the lowest gate for an event by the UFC, “since 2007,” according to White. There were just over 15,000 people for a live gate of $65,000.
Then, White found out that DirecTV had issues and customers were unable to purchase the event. UFC star Brian Stann posted on Twitter Saturday night that he was unable to order the event.
“DirecTV went down; we couldn’t have been kicked in the balls worse than we did (Saturday),” White said. “The entire system went down. Black. That’s a big number, a huge number.”