Wrestling legend Triple H maintains Conor McGregor has all the ingredients to be a success in the WWE, following the Crumlin man's TKO2 victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.
Paul Michael Levesque, Vice President of Talent at WWE, was ringside at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, and spoke to The Telegraph's MMA and boxing journalist Gareth A. Davies about the long-touted prospect of McGregor joining him in the world of sports entertainment.
— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) November 13, 2016
He could come over, he's got it all, man - he's got the personality, the skills, the talk. He's an entertainer, for sure.
What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don't need to be 300lbs any more.
But yeah, he could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure.
Mayweather 'KOed' the World's Largest Athlete in 2008, when he had initially retired from boxing following a TKO victory in his Las Vegas showdown with Ricky Hatton.
During his own brief retirement from MMA during ThanksForTheCheeseGate, a move - however brief - to wrestling seemed likely for 'The Notorious', who has enjoyed at best a tumultuous relationship with the franchise in recent months.
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
McGregor has always kept a foot in the door with such slurs, and it's now apparent that Triple H isn't going to be slamming it shut any time soon.
In a moment of confusion as he dropped his post-fight 'bombshell', the 28-year-old discovered his baby is due in May and not March, seemingly indicating that, had he known it was May, he wouldn't have said anything.
Having not taken so much as a solid shot from Eddie Alvarez on Saturday night, the Dubliner could conceivably fight again as soon as February or March, and while he'll presumably take a break from the sport when his child is born in May, Wrestlemania lands on that April 2nd sweet spot.
He'll likely not turn down a couple of million dollars should a formal invitation come to fruition.