Conor McGregor has no problem touting his standing in the UFC’s hierarchy, even if that means taking not so subtle shots at former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar or current UFC 200 headliner Jon Jones.
McGregor took to Twitter where he first explained how he would dole out a dominant performance against Nate Diaz when they finally rematch before answering fan questions about his drawing power at the box office.
McGregor has pulled in some of the most massive pay-per-view numbers in UFC history over his last few fights and he had no problem telling the world about it on Monday.
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When the question came up about his drawing power versus Lesnar, McGregor says he smashed the former champion’s previous records in regards to overall pay-per-view sales, gate and everything in between.
@TheNotoriousMMA you think it's safe to say you've overtaken Brock as the single biggest draw in MMA history?
In McGregor’s next tweet he actually explained how UFC 196 smashed the previous record for pay-per-views for the company when it surpassed UFC 100, which was headlined by Lesnar along with Georges St-Pierre in the co-main event.
McGregor also took a veiled shot at Jones, who headlined UFC 197 just a few weeks ago.
McGregor noted that his last pay-per-view beat the biggest UFC card of all time by 400,000 buys while sticking in the fact that’s still higher than what UFC 197 drew with Jones in the main event against Ovince Saint Preux.
McGregor never called Jones by name, but considering the interim light heavyweight champion is facing Daniel Cormier in the new main event at UFC 200, it’s no surprise he went for the jugular.
McGregor was supposed to fight in the headline bout at UFC 200 until he was yanked off the card for refusing to travel to the United States to promote the upcoming card.