Since he exploded in popularity in UFC and became one of the most talked-about MMA fighters in the world, WWE has made no secret that they would love to have Conor McGregor step inside the squared circle and maybe even face one of their Superstars in a high-profile match. It seems incredibly unlikely at this point, for dozens of reasons, but if WWE were ever able to convince McGregor to make the leap, who would they have who could possibly headline a PPV against one of the best UFC fighters in recent memory? Well, we gave it some thought, and came up with a few potential opponents.
10. The Cruiserweight Division
Let’s get this out of the way first. Conor McGregor fights in weight classes that are well under 200 pounds, and the weight limit for the smallest wrestlers in WWE, the Cruiserweights, is 205, so even some of them could outweigh him by a significant amount. If McGregor wants to face a somewhat believable opponent in terms of size, it’s pretty much the Cruisers or the women, and we’re fairly certain one of those isn’t happening. This isn’t intended as a slight to McGregor, he’s an incredible fighter in his weight class, but even though the average WWE Superstar is closer to 225 pounds than 300 these days, it’s still a land of giants, and McGregor simply isn’t one of those. And in fact, if they wanted, there are plenty of guys in the Cruiserweight Division who could probably give McGregor a heck of a fight, whether it’s a high-flyer like Kalisto, more ground-based guys like Tony Nese or Drew Gulak, or a more all-around guy with enough charisma to go face-to-face with the brash Irishman, like the man we’d like to see get the nod, Cedric Alexander.
Now that we’ve covered that, let’s move on to other, larger options, because the great thing about pro wrestling is that weight classes are mostly irrelevant anyway.