Look, to be fair he’s always had the showmanship aspect of pro-wrestling down to a very fine artform, so the ongoing speculation about Conor McGregor making an appearance for the WWE seems like a virtually inevitable.
“I think it’s all about business, man. If [WWE] is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people, which is me. We can have a conversation.”
That’s a bloody big upgrade from McGregor’s earlier comments on the wonderful art of pro-wrestling, which came back in August and featured zero minced words:
“For the most part, those WWE guys are pussies, to be honest. They are master pussies, if you ask me. I mean, full credit to Brock [Lesnar], he got into a fight. But at the end of the day, he’s juiced up to his fucking eyeballs. How can I respect that?”
“There are some dons in that wrestling game. The McMahons, they are dons. Triple H is a don, The Rock is a don. But the rest of them are pussies.”
“What’s the main guy? John Cena? He’s 40 years of age walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and headband talking about no one can see him. You can see him right there — he’s a big fat 40-year-old failed Mr Olympia motherfucker. Do you know what I mean? They’re dweebs those guys.”
Not content to stop it there, McGregor then clarified exactly what he meant on social media shortly thereafter:
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
But now things appear to be changing, at least slightly. McGregor is on a little bit of a UFC hiatus until his first child is born in May; a hiatus that very conveniently lines up with the WWE’s WrestleMania 33, set to be held in Orlando at the start of April.
Hello id like to order some competition please I don’t have any pic.twitter.com/cocgW4uwsb
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2016
But hey, stranger things have certainly happened. And in the weird and wonderful world of the WWE, anything is possible.