McGregor Would ‘Entertain’ Offer from WWE
Conor McGregor made waves this past summer when he took several shots at WWE and its stable of pro-wrestlers. The current UFC lightweight and featherweight champion managed to enrage just about every performer on the WWE roster with his words. However according to his manager Audie Attar, McGregor might be working with them soon if the price is right.
"I think it’s all about business, man," Attar told ESPN. "If (WWE) is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people — which is me. We can have a conversation."
Even hinting that McGregor might work with WWE is a total about face from his earlier comments. The MMA superstar first brought up WWE during promotion for his UFC 202 fight with Nate Diaz.
"For the most part, those WWE guys are (expletive)," McGregor said. "To be honest, they’re messed up (expletive) if you ask me. Fair play to Brock (Lesnar), he got in a fight but at the end of the day he’s juiced up to the (expletive) eyeballs so how can I respect that?"
McGregor received backlash from wrestling pros and fans alike following that comment. Never one to shy away from controversy, he sent out a tweet that only poured gasoline on the fire.
I didn’t mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
He then went on a further rant aimed at the WWE and the company’s biggest star, John Cena.
"What’s the main guy? John Cena? He’s 40 years of age walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and headband talking about no one can see him. You can see him right there — he’s a big fat 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympian (expletive). Do you know what I mean? They’re dweebs those guys."
McGregor’s shots didn’t stop top WWE executive "Triple H" Paul Levesque from attending his fight at UFC 205 and admitting that the Irishman could be a huge superstar if he ever stepped in the squared circle.
"He could come over, he’s got it all, man," Levesque said after the event. "He’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure."
There’s little doubt the WWE would love to score some kind of crossover with McGregor. It’s already rumored that they’re trying to land him for an appearance at their next annual WrestleMania, which takes place in April 2017. Ronda Rousey make an appearance at WrestleMania in 2015, and McGregor’s star power is bigger than ever right now thanks to his recent fight against Eddie Alvarez.