Conor McGregor is perhaps the most marketable MMA fighter to ever exist. He absolutely rips into his opponents on the microphone and then (usually) wallops them in the cage, becoming one of the best at both talking the talk, and then walking the walk.
Many fans recognize his incredible gift when it comes to promoting himself (and his fights) and have suggested that he would fit in perfectly with the WWE, where the ability to talk is almost as important (and sometimes more important) than the ability to wrestle. McGregor’s fame and fortune will blast into the stratosphere later this summer when he takes on Floyd “Money” Mayweather is an honest-to-goodness boxing match on August 26, despite still being the UFC lightweight champion. The 28-year-old Irishman just continues to make history.
Finn Balor, former NXT Champion and the inaugural WWE Universal champ, is the latest to invite McGregor to appear on WWE programming. Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated:
“I think he’s a natural fit, to be honest with you. He’s a natural showman, he’s an incredible athlete, probably one of the best athletes on the planet. I think given the opportunity to come to the WWE, I think he would thrive.
“I think he’ll just waltz out with his ‘Billion dollar strut’ -– very similar like Vince McMahon -– and probably lay some people out. I know Enzo Amore has been mentioning Conor a lot, is that a potential feud going forward? Who knows?”
The only problem is that the WWE typically only pushes guy who are well above six-feet tall and 225-pounds. McGregor, all 5’9″ and 155-pounds of him, would look like a dwarf standing next to Roman Reigns or Braun Strowman. Then again, A.J. Styles is only 5’11” and 220-pounds, and even Floyd Mayweather had a fun appearance against the Big Show (7’0″ tall, almost 400-pounds) at WrestleMania XXIV. So like all things in professional wrestling, it’s at least possible.