Conor McGregor has crossed over to the sport of boxing to bring in the largest payday of his career. Now, could crossing over to another sport and form of entertainment be in the cards for the Irishman?
UFC President Dana White wants to get “The Notorious” back to fighting in the Octagon but only time will tell what comes next for the current UFC lightweight champion. Contract negotiations and offers are surely going to be a factor in what comes next for McGregor.
WWE superstar Chris Jericho recently spoke with Sports Illustrated on if he thinks we will see “The Notorious” make his way into the WWE ring at some point in the future. Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has had her stint with the professional wrestling promotion, as did McGregor’s last opponent, Floyd Mayweather.
“I think Conor is very smart,” said Jericho. “That was a great fight with the perfect finish for it. You knew Floyd would win, but Conor did a great job and it ended the way it should’ve. You needed to call it off. But, Conor comes out of it looking like 100 million bucks. Floyd retires at 50-0.
“So, will Conor McGregor end up in the WWE? I think it’s a no-brainer. It might not be this year or the year after that because there’s a lot of money that you got to spend to get him in there. But, a guy that yappy that knows the concept of cutting a wrestling promo, same with Floyd. That’s why Floyd did WWE because he got a lot of his stuff from WWE ideas.
“So, I think Conor will definitely end up there. It’s just a matter of when he wants to. I also think Ronda Rousey will eventually end up there, one way or another as well.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/4/2017.