Twitter Mailbag: Is Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar a guaranteed hit?

Is the UFC’s plan for the next heavyweight title fight really a guaranteed blockbuster? And is the new champ (or one of his old foes) really the greatest of all time? Plus, why exactly is anyone criticizing “T-City”?

All that and more in this week’s Twitter Mailbag. To ask a question of your own, tweet to @BenFowlkesMMA.

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Yeah, I’d say you’re the only person, or at least one of them, who doesn’t see this fight doing big numbers. Everyone else is looking at past results to gauge future expectations, and the numbers paint a pretty clear picture.

Remember the last time Brock Lesnar fought in the UFC? It was at UFC 200, which reportedly sold just over 1 million pay-per-views, despite losing its headlining title-fight rematch the week of the event. Look at that lineup and ask yourself, which fighter/fight could possibly account for that very strong showing on pay-per-view?

What, you think Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate did that? Sorry, but no. And it wasn’t Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva, either. Maybe some of it was the total value of the event – Cain Velasquez and Jose Aldo both fought on the main card – but mostly it was the mere presence of the big fella.

According to the most reliable figures available, five of Lesnar’s

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