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Brock Lesnar thinks Conor McGregor is 'great for the company'

Brock Lesnar has no idea with Conor McGregor's claims of being the king of pay-per-view.

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You've probably heard by now that Brock Lesnar is making his return to the UFC at UFC 200 next month. After Conor McGregor was removed from the card due to a dispute with the promotion, the UFC decided they needed another piece of starpower for the huge event - and they got it in the former heavyweight champ and current WWE superstar.

Lesnar was noted for being the biggest draw the company ever had - until Conor McGregor came along. While it's still in dispute whether UFC 196 outdrew UFC 100, McGregor's claims of being the king of PPV don't seem to bother Lesnar at all (via MMA Junkie):

"I’ve got no qualms with anybody," Lesnar said. "If somebody wants to state they are 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. I’m a prizefighter. I don’t hang my championships on the wall because they don’t pay the bills."

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"I don’t know him, but I know of Conor McGregor," Lesnar said. "This sport has evolved even from the first time that I entered into the octagon. I think people are finding out that you have to talk the talk, and more importantly you have to walk the walk. For guys that can talk and walk the walk, I think it’s great. It’s great for the company."

Lesnar's main focus is money. In case that isn't obvious, count how many times he uses the word in the next paragraph:

"I’m a prizefighter; I fight for money," Lesnar said. "They’re making money, I’m making money, everyone’s making money – that’s what this is all about. More importantly, it’s not about the money to me. I’ve always said money is very important to me, but you can’t step inside the octagon just for the money. This is in my heart. It just so happens I’m making a boatload of money."

I'm starting to think he likes money.

Lesnar fights Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200 on July 9th. He will then return the WWE for SummerSlam later in the...well, summer.

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