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Report | WWE has no ongoing talks with Conor McGregor

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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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.

Do you want to see McGregor in WWE? If so, let us know why and how he should be booked.

Jaime Eisner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jaime is a director of content and growth for FanRag Sports. Prior to his current position, Jaime began as a writer for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Slapshot before becoming the Today’s Pigskin site manager. Jaime has also written for MLB.com, Arizona Sports, KTAR, SB Nation and Arcadia News.

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