File this one under “but of course”. With Connor McGregor dominating the MMA landscape, reports have surfaced that WWE has been doing all it can to try and tempt the double-UFC-Champion into the squared circle. Turns out he’s more than open to the approach, if the money’s right.
That’s according to his agent Audie Attar – who was caught talking about it after an episode of Five Rounds podcast;
“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.”
I don’t think the news is a surprise to anyone. McGregor is a mercenary and has built a reputation off making the most money when the moment is right for him. If WWE is willing to pay big to get him into a wrestling ring, it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see it happen. The question is how much do WWE value his pulling power?
Reports have been swirling in recent weeks that Triple H has made it his personal mission to get McGregor inside the hallowed wrestling ring – something we’re sure many fans would love to see. Heck, he managed to get under the skins of fans and Superstars alike when he referred to professional wrestlers as a bunch of “pussies” earlier this year.
There does seem to be respect towards wrestling from the star though. He was very kind about CM Punk’s miserable attempt to forge a UFC career, telling TMZ;
“Fair play to him because he got in there and fought.“Not a lot of people do. Not a lot of people have the balls to make that walk. So fair play. He got his ass whooped. God bless, but he got his ass whooped.”