Israel Adesanya and former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva headlined UFC 234, with Adesanya picking up the decision win on that night.
Usually fighters who headline UFC pay-per-view receive what are known as pay-per-view points and Adesanya is wondering where they have gone for this event.
“The pay-per-view points, where do they go? What happens to them? I’m just wondering,” Adesanya said in the UFC 234 post-fight press conference (via MMA Junkie). “Maybe I’ll have to sit down with (UFC President) Dana (White) and make him talk because that’s a lot of money being left on the table and it stays in the hands of the dealer when I’ve done my bit. I showed up to work. Unfortunately, it was out of Rob’s hand. It wasn’t in his control. The controller was in Player One’s hands. I showed up to work today. I clocked in. I came early to watch (my teammates) do battle and I stayed late so I can do all this stuff, as well.”
Adesanya wants to know where the PPV points are going because he would like to split them with Silva.
“I’m working my ass off,” Adesanya said. “I feel like, man, I don’t know what the buyrates are because it wasn’t really my main event. It wasn’t really my show. They put me in the (expletive) regular hotel. I didn’t get the main event suite either. But the pay-per-view points I’m looking like, what happens to them? Maybe me and Anderson can split those because we got ‘Fight of the Night’ and that’s a lot of money being left on the table. We’ll see what happens with that. If you look at the YouTube, or just the numbers itself: The official ‘Countdown’ on YouTube, last time I checked it was like 300,000 views for Rob’s one with Kelvin. Me and Anderson, I’m pretty sure our one is past a million now. We’ve known who the people have wanted to see for so long.”
There has been no comment from the UFC as to where the PPV points are going, but that is information that the promotion doesn’t release to the general public.