UFC 205 was one of the most important nights in the history of MMA, and the numbers seem to reflect that. According to UFC President Dana White it was an event that “broke every record in history.”
"Sitting here tonight we broke every record in UFC history tonight. Every record. The only one I’m waiting on now is the FOX number, how did FOX Sports 1 do. It would be really, really weird and make no sense if we didn’t break that one too. We did. We broke the record." When asked if the UFC broke UFC 202's PPV record of 1.65 million.
Ticket prices for the event were through the roof. Dana White wasn't proud of that aspect of the show, but knows that the company's new ownership in WME-IMG needs to build on their new investment.
"We definitely priced fans out," he said. "I mean there’s no doubt that that did happen. It’s not one of my favorite things to do, but basically it’s no different than…it’s dynamic pricing. It’s no different than a plane ticket. When there’s so much demand a plane ticket goes up. That’s what happened. I mean, the place was sold out. It was packed to the rafters. We broke the Madison Square Garden record, which I don’t think will ever be broken again. Jesus is going to have to fight the Devil to break that record man. I just don’t see what does it."
The UFC will return to New York twice in the next few months, but a return to Madison Square Garden has yet to be announced.