Think the UFC is the scourge of boxing? Viewing figures show mixed martial arts is not yet on same level despite record-breaking event

The Ultimate Fighting Chaps are getting hyper-excited about the viewing figures for Conor McGregor’s latest extravaganza, his Madison Square Garden thumping of Eddie Alvarez to become the first two-weight world champion in their octagon.
The television audience in the UK is believed to have peaked at, er, 315,000. Hold on to your jockstraps.
US pay-per-view buys for the first UFC promotion in New York are reported to be 1.65million.
Well, shiver me timbers. A little perspective, if you please, before Mixed Martial Arts is hailed as the scourge of boxing.
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14 November 2016 in Sport, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail

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