Whether you loved him, hated him, respected his abilities or felt he was overrated, you would be a complete fool to deny Brock Lesnar was the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history.
Once the top headliner in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment, Lesnar carried over millions of fans when he crossed over into the UFC in 2007.
Out of the seven UFC PPV events that have generated one million PPV buys or more thus far, Lesnar has headlined four of those fight cards.
Following a destructive first-round knockout loss at the hands of Alistair Overeem at UFC 141, Lesnar has humbly retired from the sport.
With his departure, a massive window of opportunity has opened for a new PPV king to rise to the occasion as the UFC’s top draw. Let’s take a look at the athletes who are best suited to fill that role.