There are no ongoing talks between WWE and Conor McGregor regarding a potential appearance for the MMA star on WWE television, according to the New York Post. However, WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon believes McGregor has all the pieces to be successful on the sports entertainment platform.
“I think Conor would be a perfect fit with WWE,” McMahon told The Mirror earlier this month. “He certainly has the personality and the athletic ability, the appeal. He speaks his mind, he’s very genuine and authentic and he has a hell of a Vince McMahon swagger.”
Others believe the enigmatic McGregor would be destined for WWE success should he join.
“Will Conor McGregor end up in the WWE? I think it’s a no-brainer,” Jericho told Sports Illustrated in August. “It might not be this year or the year after that because there’s a lot of money that you got to spend to get him in there. But a guy that yappy, who knows the concept of cutting a wrestling promo. … I think Conor will definitely end up there, it’s just a matter of when he wants to.”
McGregor’s last UFC fight was a knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez on Nov. 12, 2016. His most recent bout was on Aug. 26, a boxing match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in which McGregor suffered a TKO defeat.
The UFC-WWE connection isn’t anything new. Current WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar, one of the most popular WWE stars, was allowed to compete in a UFC fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200 last December. Lesnar is just one of several pro wrestlers who have started or dabbled in mixed martial arts in recent years.
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