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Friday, September 21, 2018

Conor McGregor reportedly in talks with WWE for one-time appearance

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has already mastered mixed martial arts and made a fortune in professional boxing, so it only makes sense that he could be thinking about trying his hand at professional wrestling.

According to a report from The Sun, McGregor is in talks with the WWE to make a one-time appearance at a wrestling event. A source told the publication that a deal between McGregor and WWE executives is close, but that the Irishman’s appearance may have to wait until WrestleMania 34 next April.

“Conor is a huge wrestling fan. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock,” The Sun’s source said. “These are the top dogs at self-promotion and trash talk. He watched these guys when he was younger.

“This is something he’s always wanted to do. The WWE guys have asked him to do shows before with them but the timing was never really right. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place.”

WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon said recently that she believes McGregor would be a “perfect fit” for the organization. McGregor said in February that he would not rule out making a WWE appearance, but he was focusing on his megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the time. Last year, McGregor criticized WWE superstars and called them “p—ies” but said he respects Vince McMahon and some of the sport’s legends like Ric Flair. If you remember, McGregor paid tribute to the WWE boss once when he stepped into the Octagon for a fight.

McGregor enjoys nothing more than playing the role of heel, so it would be tough to imagine him turning down the WWE for the right money.

H/T Wrestling Inc. via Big Daddy

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