Rumours about WWE’s interest in signing Conor McGregor have only gained steam since his historic win at UFC 205 and his subsequent announcement that he’d take a small break from the Octagon with his longtime partner, Dee Devlin, who is pregnant with the couple's first child. McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to become the first double champion in UFC history, and talk of his future has been widely discussed since.
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With McGregor not scheduled to fight in the UFC until May 2017, there has been talk of him getting signed by WWE for an appearance at WrestleMania, while there has also been talk of McGregor facing boxer Floyd Mayweather in what would be a ‘superfight’.
McGregor’s agent Audie Attar appeared on on ESPN's 5ive Rounds podcast yesterday and said that McGregor would be willing to listen to offers from the WWE if the money was right. He said:
“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."
Triple H, the WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, was in attendace at UFC 205 which further fulled the speculation that WWE were interested in signing McGregor to appear at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida. Triple H compared McGregor's potential appearance to that of Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania 24, and Ronda Rousey’s appearance at WrestleMania 31.
McGregor made headlines earlier this year when he called WWE Superstars “p***ies” and also said that former UFC Champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar was “juiced up to his ***king eyeballs”.
Some speculated that McGregor’s comments about the superstars were a work and that he was laying the seeds for a future program with the WWE. His agent defended his statements by saying:
“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."
Audie Attar clarified that he hadn’t had any direct contact with either Triple H or the WWE before adding that positive comments about his client were always welcome.
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