When Conor McGregor insulted the entire WWE locker room, many WWE superstars took notice and responded on social media. However, the one person that received the biggest brunt of the McGregor WWE insults doesn’t bother with social media. Brock Lesnar waited until he was conducting an interview to say anything about the Conor comments and it was worth the wait.
The interview was with Sam Roberts, who does a professional wrestling podcast and also gets exclusive access to WWE superstars. Paul Heyman talked Brock Lesnar into answering a pair of questions, and after Roberts flubbed the first question, he immediately moved to the Conor McGregor WWE comments.
Brock Lesnar already seemed annoyed to be answering any questions to begin with and grew agitated when asked about the Conor McGregor WWE comments. The Inquisitr previously reported that Conor said that he credits Lesnar for getting into a UFC cage but then proved he was “juiced” so there is no respecting that. Lesnar was not impressed with Conor after the insults.
“Man, I take s***s bigger than that kid. Come on, I know you guys all play f***ing video games and live in this false sense of reality, but I’m 290 pounds. This guy is 145 pounds if he’s lucky, if he gets up and eats his Wheaties.”
Conor McGregor is no slouch when it comes to fighting, but Brock Lesnar has a point. McGregor weighs 180 pounds and fought much of his UFC career as a welterweight. Despite this, compared to professional wrestlers, McGregor is even smaller than most cruiserweights in the WWE, who check in at under 210 pounds.
There are many UFC fans and others who just hate professional wrestling, who believe that Conor McGregor could take the WWE stars because he is a “real fighter.” Despite these claims, the idea of an 180-pound fighter beating a 290-pound wrestler who also has UFC experience, or even a 230 pound WWE star who played football before his wrestling career, is ludicrous.
UFC 202 results: Conor McGregor gets his revenge https://t.co/voK1rOFIHC
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 21, 2016
With that said, the Conor McGregor WWE comments came before his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. As The Inquisitr previously reported, former NXT champion Samoa Joe believes that the Conor McGregor WWE insults were just a way to promote his upcoming fight and get more WWE fans watching, hoping to see him get beat.
Those fans had to be disappointed by the results of UFC 202. After Conor McGregor had lost in his first fight with Nate Diaz, Conor fought a smarter fight at UFC 202 and lasted through five rounds, winning by judge’s decision. It was a much better fight for McGregor and evened up the series at 1-1 with Diaz.
Part 1: Nate Diaz
Part 2: Conor McGregor
Can we expect a trilogy? pic.twitter.com/vvYlWavIB8
— ESPN (@espn) August 21, 2016
Now, the question is — what is next for McGregor? Many WWE fans thought that the Conor McGregor WWE slams were part of a longer-running plan to eventually join the WWE roster. Despite his small size, his arrogance and personality could make him a huge WWE villain, but that won’t happen for a while after this win. Because of that, Brock Lesnar would prefer that Conor shut his mouth about the WWE.
“Come here face-to-face Conor alright, and say it to my face. Otherwise, leave me and the f***ing WWE out of it because I came to your arena and kicked a**. Now if you want, and you’re so f***ing tough, come to our arena and try to kick some ass.”
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Tonight, Brock Lesnar returns to the WWE ring to fight Randy Orton at Summerslam. After that, the WWE rumors indicate that Lesnar could move on to a WrestleMania match next year with Bill Goldberg. At the same time, Conor McGregor has beaten Nate Diaz and looks to build on that in his UFC career.
The Brock Lesnar vs. Conor McGregor WWE match looks like it will have to wait if it ever happens at all.
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