WrestleMania is a show that is unlike any other. There's showmanship, athleticism, drama, pageantry and so much more that goes into making it the global phenomenon that we know and love. It's so big and successful that it always welcomes a number of different questions about the future, with one of the main ones being this - will we ever see an event that's bigger than WrestleMania?
In terms of a one off showcase of the immortals, we don't think so. An event like the Olympics is a two-week event so it doesn't really count. Alot of people have brought up potential ideas when it comes to this subject and none of them really stand out, apart from one.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship. With a few stadium shows to their name it seems like the mixed martial arts company is growing with every passing second, and many fans believe that they can put on a card one day that will indeed topple WrestleMania.
It's a big statement to make but considering what they've accomplished over the last few years, it's certainly worth talking about.
So with that being said, let's take a look at five super-fights that would make a UFC card bigger than WrestleMania. Oh, and the location would be either MetLife Stadium or AT&T Stadium. Take your pick.
#5 - Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre
Tyron Woodley has been on one hell of a roll in the UFC, and that run has concluded with him winning the Welterweight Championship. After a fantastic first fight against Stephen Thompson the two men look all set to lock horns once again, and it seems likely that Woodley will come away with the victory.
So, when it's all said and done - why not bring GSP back into the mix?
After all, the guy never actually lost his championship and he may well be one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. You could give him a tune up fight beforehand if necessary, but either way having these two square off would make for a phenomenal spectacle. There would be so many questions that would be answered inside five rounds of brilliant action.
We go up a few weight classes now to focus on the heavyweights.
#4 - Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Cain Velasquez
Right now, Stipe Miocic is one of the best performers in the world. His fantastic ability inside of the octagon is matched only by his larger than life persona, which is something that is going to see him rise up the ranks in terms of pay per view buys. With that in mind, why not have him go up against one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of the division?
Cain Velasquez is a former two-time World Champion in the UFC and there's no getting around that. The guy is one of the best all-round performers that we've ever seen, and pitting both of these warriors against each other whilst still in their prime would be a great idea.
It seems likely that there would be a knockout or submission, but knowing these two it could honestly go either way.
Onto yet another heavyweight bout for this blockbuster card.
#3 - Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem 2
When Alistair Overeem defeated Brock Lesnar to send him on his way back to WWE, it was a dark time for the Beast Incarnate. Diverticulitis had cut his MMA career short, meanwhile Overeem looked set to begin his journey towards the top of the division. Both men have had very different careers since that fateful night, and it'd be great to see it all come full circle.
Lesnar could probably get WWE to allow this, and if not then he could always just wait until his contract expires. Either way it'd be great to see how a 100% Lesnar would fare against Overeem after all these years, and it could make for the perfect comeback story.
Alot of people would likely want to see Brock shut Overeem up once and for all, but either way it would be a must watch fight.
Back down we go now to the Light Heavyweights.
#2 - Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones 2
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier were all set to have their long awaited rematch at UFC 200 for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Unfortunately Jon Jones was removed from the fight a few days prior due to reasons that we're all aware of, and we've been forced to wait even longer to see if DC can gain a measure of retribution for his loss to Jones the first time round.
On this mega card that we're proposing, there's no better match at this weight division than Cormier vs Jones 2. You could argue that Anthony Johnson deserves this spot, but the story here is one of the biggest selling points. These two men legitimately do not like each other and it's been that way for a long time now, so why not have them go head to head one more time inside the octagon?
We conclude with the fight that everyone is talking about.
#1 - Conor McGregor (c) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor is without a doubt the biggest name in mixed martial arts right now. The Notorious One has backed up every single last thing that he's said in the last few years, and he's done it in an emphatic fashion. After defeating Eddie Alvarez and becoming a two-weight World Champion many people thought it was only the beginning - but if he meets this man inside the octagon, it could all come to an end.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is an absolute machine and would probably be one of Conor's toughest challenges yet. Alot of people have pointed out that his chin isn't great and whilst that is true, it only takes one lucky submission and we will be crowning the Russian as the new Lightweight Champion of the world. Whatever your feelings may be about these two men, you can't deny that it would be one hell of a battle.