Even though “UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2″ pulled in a cool $3,003,250 at the gate, the event only sold 6,631 of the available 10,762 tickets. Obviously, these were the after effects of losing its original main event only a month prior to the event.
The UFC comped 3,898 tickets while 223 additional tickets went unsold.
It’ll be interesting to see how the pay-per-view buys do as Ortiz is normally a big draw for the promotion.
Forrest Griffin defeated Tito Ortiz in a re-match of their bout at UFC 59 which Ortiz won by splt decision, prompting talks of a rubber match between the two former light heavyweight champions.
A third fight would probably need to be chaperoned by a bigger fight to make the event, so we’ll see if the UFC wants to put together Ortiz vs. Griffin for a third time.