Maynard, a 2004 ESPN Athlete of the Year winner for Best Athlete with a Disability, drew widespread attention for his amateur debut but the curiosity of how a congenital amputee would fare in a mixed martial arts bout was not enough for many to throw down $14.95 for the stream at KyleMaynardFight.com.
"It wasn't many," promoter David Oblas told Sherdog.com. "The pay-per-view was more about people wanting to see it than actually making money. Because we didn't have Internet access, I had to bring in a satellite truck. It was kind of a pain to do it all. We expected a couple thousand, we were shocked it only drew about 100."
The estimated attendance was 1,200 at the Auburn Covered Arena in Alabama.