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Fact: Conor McGregor has eclipsed Brock Lesnar's UFC stardom, reveals private PPV records

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Esther Lin

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Conor McGregor has no one to fight inside the Octagon (his choice), so he's decided to keep busy by instead fighting mixed martial arts (MMA) fans on Twitter.

Aside from the usual talking points about his imaginary rematch against Nate Diaz, "Notorious" also declared himself the new king of pay-per-view (PPV) buys after beating -- check that, smashing -- the previous record held by WWE superstar Brock Lesnar.

That's a fact, Jack.

As for UFC 100?

Lesnar reportedly drew 1.6 million buys for his snuff film starring Frank Mir in summer of 2009.

McGregor was expected to break even more records with his main event do-over against Diaz at UFC 200, scheduled for July 9, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the Irishman had a falling out with his superiors and will only return under a strict set of circumstances.

Or until that "Notorious" cash flow dries up.