Conor McGregor has announced that he is looking at what he has planned for his future after becoming the first MMA fighter to ever hold two UFC titles at the same time. ESPN reported that Dana White does not expect McGregor back in a UFC ring until at least May, so that leaves six months open for Conor to look into other endeavors.
Even after insulting almost the entire WWE locker room before his rematch with Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor might consider a run in the professional wrestling promotion. Of course, this is all depending on the timing and if the money is right.
Audie Attar, who is the agent for Conor McGregor, was talking to ESPN and said that his client is looking at a number of opportunities. This includes the possibility of something with the WWE.
“I think it’s all about business, man. 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.”
Hello id like to order some competition please I don't have any pic.twitter.com/cocgW4uwsb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2016
As the Inquisitr previously reported, WWE executive Triple H was at UFC 205 and talked to the media there about Conor McGregor. Triple H said at the time that he thought McGregor could be huge in the WWE. When asked about the smaller height and weight of Conor, Triple H pointed out that guys like AJ Styles and Finn Balor weren’t much bigger.
Triple H also pointed out that someone like Conor McGregor could do huge business in the WWE, comparing him to Floyd Mayweather. At WrestleMania XXIV, Mayweather fought Big Show and actually won the match. The WWE reportedly paid Mayweather $20 million for the fight and the lead-in promos.
It might not be likely, but who doesn’t want to see Conor McGregor fight Nick Diaz?https://t.co/iiAO4Rfiu1— The Ringer (@ringer) November 25, 2016
That type of money is something that might lure Conor McGregor to the WWE. After Conor beat Eddie Alvarez to capture his second UFC title, CBS Sports reported that McGregor asked for an ownership stake in the UFC, or at least more money.
Against Nate Diaz earlier this year, Conor McGregor made $11.5 million. Forbes reported that Conor claimed that he should make close to $40 million for his fights, endorsements, and more in 2016 alone. If the WWE offers McGregor what they offered Floyd Mayweather, it would be a huge bump in his 2017 salary for a small number of appearances.
The idea is that the WWE could offer Conor McGregor a deal to appear at WrestleMania in 2017. There are obstacles, including getting him signed to a deal without Dana White interfering and voiding his chance. Ronda Rousey appeared at WrestleMania but she didn’t wrestle, although she did get involved in a match.
The Inquisitr reported that the WWE is seriously considering a Ronda Rousey match at WrestleMania, although it might be different than what fans envisioned. Many thought that Rousey would fight Stephanie McMahon but the word now is that it might end up being against Charlotte.
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One wonders if Conor McGregor would even want to get involved with the WWE. He insulted so many people there, but there is a chance that he was just cutting his own WWE-styled promo at the time to promote his own upcoming UFC match. His agent mentioned that McGregor is not above appearing for the WWE.
“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. I think 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.”
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