UFC president Dana White didn’t want to discuss ticket sales for Saturday’s UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman event. Previous reports had stated that sales were only 25-percent complete as of earlier this week.
“In the old days, I used to think about (ticket sales),” White said. “I don’t sweat that stuff. Honestly, I don’t even know anything about the ticket sales.”
The main event features UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva taking on Chris Weidman, along with a co-main event between Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira.
White also reiterated that the decision to remove fight night bonuses has not been made. It had been talked about that the UFC would get rid of the bonuses to give some of the lower-card fighters more base pay.
The UFC boss stated that he and the owners of the UFC would further discuss the matter with the fighters before deciding anything official.
UPDATE: Later during the press conference, White found out the “official” ticket sales information, stating that 12,400 tickets had been sold for a live gate of over $4.26 million.