That’s according to UFC heavyweight Frank Mir, who fights tonight in San Diego against Todd Duffee.
Mir told FOX Sports that as big as McGregor has become, he still isn’t as big as Brock Lesnar and UFC 100.
“Everybody talks right now about Conor McGregor, how big Conor McGregor is. I don’t think any of Conor McGregor’s pay-per-views have outsold what Brock Lesnar’s pay-per-views were up to this point. This past weekend might do so, but as of now every time Brock stepped into the arena, he’s a fan favorite. People just go nuts over the guy. It’s always better to be remembered than forgotten and that just goes to show you the power that Brock Lesnar has. People still talk about UFC 100 to this day. That’s still the bar that everybody compares events to. Even this last weekend with Conor McGregor, who has a whole country behind him and I don’t think anybody’s had foreigners travel to a fight like he does, and still we compare it to UFC 100.”
According to Dana White, UFC 189 did break all the records, so perhaps now everyone will compare events to that instead of UFC 100.
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