Wrestling Legend Thinks Conor McGregor Could Make It In The WWE

From MMA to WWE...

Conor McGregor at his Vegas victory
Top dog Conor McGregor celebrates another victory. Image Picture Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Having just seen off Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, all eyes will be on where the MMA star will be going next.

Could a trip to professional wrestling be one of them? WWE icon Triple H has claimed that Irish brawler McGregor, the first man to hold UFC titles in two weight divisions, has what it takes to make it in wrestling.

The 14-time WWE world champion told The Telegraph: “He could come over, he’s got it all. He’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure.”

McGregor might be a small bloke, but The Game doesn’t view that as an issue.

“What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don’t need to be 300lbs anymore.

“He could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show [at WrestleMania 24 in 2008]. Conor could do it for sure.”

Triple H WWE wrestling star
Triple H The WWE hero is likely to feature Image Getty

McGregor’s planet-sized ego and ability to talk the talk would fit right in with the WWE style. It’d no doubt make for explosive viewing, especially as the UFC champ has frequently slated pro wrestling’s current crop of stars.

“These WWE guys, they’re not right in the head, some of them,” he said back in August. “The new age (wrestlers) are dweebs. Absolute dweebs.

“What’s the main guy? John Cena. He’s 40. He’s 40 years of age. He’s walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big, fat, 40-year-old failed Mr Olympia motherfucker.”

McGregor vs Cena might be a height and weight mismatch, but we’d pay to see it.

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