UFC Star Conor McGregor Reportedly Open To WWE Deal
Conor McGregor is still riding high on his historic win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, becoming the first man in the history of the organization to hold two titles simultaneously. However, it came out after the fight that McGregor would be taking some time off to recuperate and to be by the side of his pregnant girlfriend. So I suppose it’s as good an idea as any to kill time and earn some money in WWE.
In an interview on ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast, McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, confirmed that the fighter was open to a potential WWE deal, provided the price is right.
“I think it’s all about business, man,” Attar said. “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.”
Attar made sure to note that while McGregor has been critical of WWE stars in the past, he’s got respect for the dedication involved.
“It’s ultimately like, look — I think Conor had his say via social media at times, but he also is someone that appreciates people that sacrifice and train and are dedicated to their craft, whatever it may be,” Attar stated.
However, as far as a match in WWE goes, Attar would only state that “ultimately Conor will say, ‘Let me talk to my friend Benjamin [Franklin] to see how many of his friends he’s bringing with him before we talk about what the obligations are.'”
All in all, it’d probably be great for business for WWE to scoop up McGregor, since there’s always the potential of UFC fans actually crossing over to watch him, despite the negative feelings that some MMA fans share over pro wrestling. It’d also help make Wrestlemania 33 a more star-studded card, with Big Show vs. Shaq already appearing to be locked in for the event. I doubt WWE would pay him enough money to get him to consider doing a match, but I could easily see him being a ringside enforcer or a guest referee. Just about any role they can get him in would pay dividends in Network subscriptions for Wrestlemania, I’d think.
But what do you think? Should McGregor entertain the offer to go to WWE? If so, what would you have him do in the company? Sound off in the comments!