Conor McGregor blasts Brock Lesnar, rips ‘messed up’ WWE superstars
It doesn’t look like Conor McGregor will be joining the WWE any time soon.
The outspoken UFC featherweight champion addressed the possibility of one day making an appearance in the professional wrestling organization on Friday and immediately unloaded on the superstars who compete in the WWE.
McGregor first took a shot at former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who made a successful return to the Octagon at UFC 200 before it was later revealed that he failed a pair of drug tests surrounding his fight with Mark Hunt.
McGregor’s venom didn’t stop with Lesnar, however, because the Irishman also unleashed a vitriolic tirade aimed directly at the entire WWE roster.
I haven't really thought about it. For the most part, those WWE guys are (expletive). To be honest, they're messed up (expletive) if you ask me. Fair play to Brock, he got in a fight but at the end of the day he's juiced up to the (expletive) eyeballs so how can I respect that?
— Conor McGregor
"The other guy (CM Punk) he hasn’t fought yet so I don’t know about him yet," McGregor said during the UFC 202 pre-fight conference call.
McGregor did toss out compliments to a few people at the WWE, but he doesn’t really seem to enjoy professional wrestling, much less have any interest in being involved in the business.
"There’s some Dons in that wrestling game," McGregor said. "The McMahon’s, they’re Dons. Triple H is a Don. The Rock is a Don. But the rest of them are (expletive)."
McGregor didn’t bite his tongue when it came to a future career with the WWE, but he also stated emphatically that his sole focus right now is 100-percent aimed on the rematch with Nate Diaz and nothing else.
McGregor says he even turned down a seven-figure role in the upcoming Vin Diesel project "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" so he could prepare for the Diaz rematch.
It’s clear McGregor’s heart belongs to the fight game and it doesn’t appear Hollywood nor sports entertainment will be stealing him away any time soon.
"I haven’t really thought of that. Again, that’s a little bit more show business," McGregor said about the WWE.
"This is the fight business."
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