Conor McGregor, former UFC featherweight and lightweight double-champion, quickly responded to the breaking news regarding the potential sale of WWE. Reports emerged on Sunday from CNBC that Endeavor Group, the parent company of UFC, is in "advanced talks" to acquire WWE.
Reacting to the news, McGregor shared a tweet featuring himself holding a UFC and WWE title, accompanied by the hashtag "#itsinevitable." Before that tweet, the MMA star congratulated the UFC for reportedly worth $12 billion.
McGregor's WWE Connection Grows
The connection between McGregor and the world of professional wrestling has been building in recent weeks. During an interview with Ariel Helwani, the Irish fighter was seen holding a WWE Money in the Bank briefcase, catching Paul Heyman's eye, and advocating for WWE Superstar Roman Reigns.
Heyman warned McGregor that he would be "smashed just like anyone else who dares to oppose the Tribal Chief." Despite the buzz surrounding McGregor's involvement, Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the second night of WrestleMania 39.
Rhodes earned his title opportunity by winning the 2023 men's Royal Rumble match. Speculation about WWE being sold increased earlier this year after the return of former WWE CEO Vince McMahon to the company's Board of Directors.
McMahon, who came out of retirement, said his reinstatement was to help "facilitate the possible sale of the company." Before Endeavor emerged as a potential buyer, other contenders included Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, Disney, Liberty Media, Amazon, Fox, Comcast, and even Netflix.
The deal between WWE and Endeavor will be announced as soon as Monday. This development could mark a significant shift in the world of sports entertainment, as the potential acquisition of WWE by Endeavor Group would unite two critical players in the industry.
With McGregor's tweet fueling speculation about his possible involvement in the WWE, fans eagerly await further news about the deal and what it could mean for the future of professional wrestling.