And here I thought the biggest heavyweight fight of all time was this one.
I stand corrected, as Roy Nelson just informed the mixed martial arts (MMA) world that a potential 265-pound showdown with Brock Lesnar would not only shatter all existing pay-per-view (PPV) records (including this one), it would shame anything ever done by country-shutter-downer Conor McGregor.
"Big Country" talks to FOX Sports:
"After I get through Derrick (Lewis) and Brock still wants to fight, I'll definitely fight and it will probably be the biggest pay-per-view of all time. We'll blow Conor McGregor, UFC 100 and even UFC 200 out of the water. Because of our styles, the style I fight, Brock Lesnar's name and the way I market myself and now with the UFC push behind me, it would get pushed to a whole new freaking level."
First things first.
Nelson must first get past the brick-fisted Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, just two days before Lesnar collides with Mark Hunt at UFC 200, the WWE import's first fight since calling it quits back in late 2011.
Sure, they could both still fight if they lost their respective bouts, but in that case, you can go ahead and say goodbye to that lofty goal of breaking the promotion's PPV record.
Not that said record was in danger to begin with, but I admire his optimism.