Georges St Pierre Sept GSP 2012_1957It’s not often that UFC officials talk about their pay-per-view numbers outside of saying they were very happy with the results.

But an angry Dana White lashed out at a Toronto reporter on Saturday night who apparently wrote an article laced with mistruths, and it led to the UFC President revealing a little bit of inside company information about their biggest draws on pay-per-view.

In the original article, the Canadian reporter had stated that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar left the promotion, and he was their biggest draw.

White disputed that fact and fired back with one of his own, something he’s stated on several occasions, that it’s UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre who tops the list as the biggest moneymaker for the company.

“(Brock Lesnar) was never the No. 1 attraction, Georges St-Pierre has been forever. I’ve said that a million times,” White stated at the UFC 152 post fight press conference.

In addition to that revelation, White also named the other biggest draws in terms of numbers for the UFC when they head to pay-per-view.

“The top five pay-per-view draws in this company are Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen makes the list now, Jon Jones and Rashad Evans,” White stated.

If there is a surprise in that list it may be former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, who has yet to hold a title in the UFC, but remains one of the most talked about fighters in the entire sport.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who competed and won on Saturday night came in 4th overall, while old rival and training partner Rashad Evans rounded out the top five.

With St-Pierre and Silva coming in strong at No. 1 and No. 2 it’s no wonder why a super fight between the two champions has been proposed for 2013, but it remains a ‘hypothetical’ fight according to White until both of them get through their next bouts.

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