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UFC 269 PPV Buys, Nunes & Poirier Loss, PFL Challenger Series

Welcome back to the Fight Business Podcast, Patrick Auger’s weekly show devoted to the business side of mixed martial arts. This week, Auger gives his estimate of UFC 269’s pay-per-view purchases, investigating whether the loss of Amanda Nunes and Dustin Poirier is a bad thing for the business. Also a look at the PFL Challengers series with its celebrity judges like Mike Tyson as well as the contract with the Fubo streaming service, the UFC, which signs a contract with the French broadcaster Canal +, which will broadcast the UFC in 25 French-speaking countries , and finally, how the UFC is no longer paying for COVID testing for its fighters.


(00:00) Episode overview
(03:21) UFC 269 PPV buys estimate
(8:53) Are Amanda Nunes and Dustin Poirier losing badly for business?
(19:43) Kayla Harrison vs. Amanda Nunes
(32:47) PFL Challengers series, celebrity judges like Mike Tyson deal with the Fubo streaming service
(40:29) UFC signs contract with French broadcaster Canal +
(51:29) UFC is no longer supplying COVID test kits for its fighters
(01:01:27) Outro

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