Conor McGregor is reportedly in talks with WWE to appear at next year’s WrestleMania.
Several UK news outlets are reporting that negotiations between the UFC Lightweight champion and WWE are at an advanced stage which would see McGregor compete in the ring on April 8 in New Orleans.
The Sun are quoting a source saying;
“Conor is a huge wrestling fan. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock. These are the top dogs at self-promotion and trash talk. He watched these guys when he was younger. This is something he’s always wanted to do. The WWE guys have asked him to do shows before with them but the timing was never really right. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place.”
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon has previously claimed that McGregor would fit right into WWE;
“I think Conor would be a perfect fit for WWE. He certainly has the personality, the athletic ability, the appeal. He speaks his mind, he is very genuine and authentic and he has a hell of a Vince McMahon swagger.”