World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Brock Lesnar has hit out at Conor McGregor for boasting about being the biggest draw in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). McGregor has said: "If somebody wants to state that they're the biggest pay-per-view draw in the world, I don't care". Lesnar is scheduled to make a one-off appearance at UFC 200, almost four years after his last fight, post which he decided to move back to WWE.
Lesnar's return to the UFC octagon saw him arguably become one of the biggest draws of his day and his clash against Frank Mir at UFC 100 was regarded as one of the top fights.
Since then, several fighters have taken the spotlight, but one name has garnered the most support that of the featherweight champion McGregor. At the moment, he is the most popular UFC fighter and has no qualms in calling himself "the biggest draw" in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
"If somebody wants to state that they're the biggest pay-per-view draw in the world, I don't care. I've never came out and said, 'Hey listen, I hold the most pay-per-view buys'. All I know is what I got paid and I'm happy to do so", Lesnar said, as quoted by Fox Sports.
"I don't know him, but I know of Conor McGregor and this sport has evolved even from the first time that I entered into the Octagon. I think that people were finding out that you have to talk the talk and more importantly you have to walk the walk, and so for guys that can talk and walk the walk, I think it's great. It's great for the company," the WWE superstar said.
Lesnar will take on Mark Hunt in the co-main event show at UFC 200 on 9 July at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada while McGregor will be in action six weeks later when he faces Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 202.