What in the world is Conor McGregor going to do? He can fight the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson after UFC 223, the trilogy with Nate Diaz is always there, arguably the biggest potential fights though are with Georges St-Pierre or another exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather. Or, he could always just go into pro wrestling. John Cena, who’s accomplishments in pro wrestling are longer than this article, believes McGregor would be amazing at it.
“[Conor McGregor] would do fantastic [in the WWE]. Hell, he would put me out of work. He gets the entertainment aspect of sport and I think he gets it as good, or better, than anyone else. The way he promoted the fight against [Floyd] Mayweather; that’s what we do. He did it as good, or better, than us. I hope one day, if you’re out there watching and you want to come to WWE, he would be a fantastic WWE superstar, but again that’s out of my hands.” — John Cena speaking to Entertainment.ie.
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
If you look at former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, he’s such a big star he isn’t on the road nearly every day out of the year getting slammed around, his appearances are limited yet still hold an impact. Conor McGregor could definitely be that type of persona. Who knows how good he’d be in the ring, but doing the Vince McMahon strut down the ramp and going off on the mic for a half hour would be more than enough. Although, we’d still love it if he stayed inside the Octagon to test his left on more chins.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/20/2018.