Since the groundbreaking merger between WWE and UFC was announced after WrestleMania 39, fervent discussions have emerged within the wrestling industry regarding which UFC fighters would seamlessly transition into the world of sports entertainment.
One name that repeatedly surfaced as a popular prospect was none other than Conor McGregor. The legendary WWE Hall of Famer, The Undertaker, boldly proclaimed McGregor the epitome of a captivating villain, a potential ultimate heel in WWE.
However, those eagerly anticipating McGregor's arrival in the squared circle will be disheartened by recent developments. A chance encounter captured by YouTuber Adam's Apple shed light on McGregor's current stance. In New York, this week, the UFC fighter, visibly agitated, was spotted signing autographs for his ardent fans outside his hotel.
Amidst the commotion and enthusiasm, a question about his potential involvement with WWE was raised. McGregor's response, barely audible amidst the din of fans, dismissively replied with a curt "no." This unexpected answer from McGregor will catch many off guard, considering the widespread belief within the wrestling community that McGregor and WWE would be a match made in heaven.
Compounding the surprise is that McGregor had recently entertained the idea of joining WWE, as evidenced by his social media activity. In March, the former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion posted a photo of himself clutching the coveted WWE Money in the Bank briefcase.
This gesture elicited a response from Paul Heyman, who confidently asserted that McGregor would be no match for the reigning WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
McGregor's Coach Role Culminates
Presently, McGregor is fulfilling his role as a coach alongside Michael Chandler in the revival of the esteemed reality series, "The Ultimate Fighter." The culmination of this season will see McGregor and Chandler engage in a highly anticipated showdown inside the Octagon.
With McGregor's recent dismissal of WWE speculation, wrestling enthusiasts are left to ponder the fate of a potential collaboration between the charismatic Irish fighter and the world of sports entertainment. As the MMA sensation continues to focus on his UFC career and the forthcoming clash with Chandler, the tantalizing notion of a McGregor-WWE alliance remains shrouded in uncertainty, leaving fans to wonder if they will ever witness the convergence of these two electrifying worlds.