TYSON FURY and Francis Ngannou's pay-per-view numbers were described as "TERRIBLE" by an insider.
The heavyweight kings of boxing and MMA collided in Saudi Arabia in a huge crossover clash aired on PPV internationally.
Heavy favourite Fury, 35, was dropped and left stunned during the ten-rounder but controversially walked away with a points win over Ngannou, 37.
Despite the excitement of the bout, it failed as a PPV blockbuster, according to professional wrestling and MMA reporter Dave Meltzer.
Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio: “I will have the exact numbers tomorrow, but they were terrible.
“Way below an AEW (All Elite Wrestling) PPV. Possibly 10k for TV orders. I will have the streaming tomorrow.
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"It was nothing close to Canelo or Diaz-Paul buys.”
For context, Jake Paul claimed his loss to Tommy Fury sold over 800,000 PPVs.
And 450,000 were believed to be the number for his win over Nate Diaz in August.
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Despite Meltzer's report, Turki Alalshikh – who staged and financed the fight – insisted it was a PPV success.
He said on The MMA Hour: "It will be one of the biggest pay-per-views ever.
"I just have the number of DAZN, and DAZN doesn't cover all the world, doesn't cover in this fight especially in America and the UK, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
"DAZN is more than 200,000 subscribers, just DAZN, more than 200,000 subscribers.
"I think, and I hope, we will be the most watched pay-per-view fight ever."
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