Manager: Conor McGregor would ‘entertain’ offer from WWE
Conor McGregor might get the chance to slap the heads off every WWE superstar after all.
The reigning UFC lightweight and featherweight champion managed to enrage just about every performer on the WWE roster this past summer while taking shots at them on social media and interviews.
Now according to his manager Audie Attar, McGregor might be open to an invitation from the WWE if the price was right.
"I think it’s all about business, man," Attar told ESPN. "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."
McGregor became the focal point for a war of words with many of the top stars in the WWE after he made an off-handed remark about them while promoting his fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
"For the most part, those WWE guys are (expletive)," McGregor said. "To be honest, they’re messed up (expletive) if you ask me. Fair play to Brock (Lesnar), 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?"
McGregor followed up that comment with a message on Twitter that only angered the WWE superstars even more.
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
The Irishman then capped things off by going on an epic rant aimed at the WWE while taking shots at the company’s biggest star, John Cena.
"What’s the main guy? John Cena? He’s 40 years of age walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and headband talking about no one can see him. You can see him right there — he’s a big fat 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympian (expletive)," McGregor said.
"Do you know what I mean? They’re dweebs those guys."
As much as McGregor took shots at the WWE superstars over the summer, it didn’t stop top company executive "Triple H" Paul Levesque from attending his fight at UFC 205 and admitting that the Irishman could be a huge superstar if he ever stepped in the squared circle.
"He could come over, he’s got it all, man," Levesque said after the event. "He’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure."
There’s little doubt the WWE would love to score some kind of crossover with McGregor, especially if they could land him for an appearance at their biggest annual event WrestleMania, which takes place in April 2017.
WWE already had former UFC champion Ronda Rousey make an appearance at WrestleMania two years ago but McGregor’s star power is bigger than ever right now buoyed by his recent fight against Eddie Alvarez where he became the first ever simultaneous two division champion in UFC history.
McGregor is currently enjoying some down time after four fights over 11 months while also awaiting the birth of his first child in May. With WrestleMania scheduled for April 2, it could be the perfect timing for the WWE to land an appearance from McGregor at the event.