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Report: UFC 214 ‘Cormier vs Jones 2’ fails to top one million PPV buys

MMA: UFC 214-Cormier vs Jones Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White was quick to say the stacked UFC 214 pay-per-view (PPV) event -- which went down on July 29, 2017, in Anaheim, California — was trending toward one million buys.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, though, the brash head honcho may have over shot it a bit, as the early numbers have the event falling way short of the million mark.

UFC 214 featured the much-anticipated rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, which marked the first fight for “Bones” after serving a one-year suspension. Jones went on to defeat “DC” via brutal knockout in the third round to reclaim his 205-pound strap.

In the co-main event, Tyron Woodley defended his Welterweight title against Demian Maia in a rather lackluster affair. Also Cris Cyborg claimed the vacant women’s Featherweight strap by taking out Tanya Evinger, while Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler duked it out in a highly-entertaining bout. Plus, who could forget Volkan Oezdemir’s utter destruction of Jimi Manuwa in less than one minute.

But, despite the star power and bitter rivalry that was Jones and Cormier, it seemed that one of the most-stacked cards in recent history couldn't manage to break the million buy barrier.

That can’t sit too well with these guys.

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