Conor McGregor is a rather outspoken man at the best of times, but in the lead up to his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, the Irishman has been back to his prolific and controversial best.
However, it is not Diaz who suffered the bulk of McGregor's ire at the UFC 202 press conference on Friday - it was the WWE.
The 28-year-old has been linked with an appearance in the company much like Ronda Rousey's one-time deal at WrestleMania 31 for some time. When McGregor appeared to retire earlier this year, speculation intensified that the UFC featherweight champion might take his extrovert character to a WWE ring.
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However, based on his recent comments, it's unlikely that McGregor would be welcomed into a WWE locker room anytime soon.
The Crumlin-born star labeled the WWE locker room "messed up p——-," in a rant that no wrestling star will surely appreciate.
However, he did reserve some praise for a special few individuals and did concede he happens to enjoy that form of entertainment.
“I mean, there are some dons in that wrestling game,” said McGregor, as quoted by Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso. “The McMahon’s? They’re dons. Triple H is a don, The Rock is a don, but the rest of them are f—— p——. I happen to enjoy it, but that’s a little more show business. This is the fight business.”
McGregor certainly has the character, and more importantly, the charisma to thrive in the world of WWE. However, in the land of the giants, it may be hard for the 5'9", featherweight Irishman to be considered a viable threat to box office attractions like Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, both of whom are north of 6'3" and are nearly a 100lbs heavier.
If McGregor struggled climbing one division to fight Diaz, his aura in WWE would be seriously hindered - legitimate fight or not. Could he hurt a lot of the WWE locker room though and shoot on them? Of course he could, he's a very dangerous man.
At the end of the day, McGregor is a smart business man. As Eric Bischoff once said: "Controversy creates cash."