In recent years is seems as though the WWE has picked up interest in wanting to nab some of the biggest stars from the mixed martial arts (MMA) world to use as their own inside of the ring - particularly from the UFC.
A prime example of this is former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who was at one time viewed as the most dangerous woman on the planet. Rousey once held an undefeated MMA record of 12-0, having finished all but one of those fights in the first round. That was until she was handed her first professional loss to Holly Holm via second round knockout after eating a monstrous head-kick.
Rousey took a year off from MMA competition and stayed out of the media's eye before returning to the Octagon to challenge new 135-pound champ Amanda Nunes. Nunes is a vicious knockout artist who brutalized women's MMA pioneer Miesha Tate in the first round of their UFC 200 main event meeting to capture the strap.
Nunes made quick work of Rousey inside the cage by knocking her out in just 48 quick seconds. While she has yet to confirm the news herself, it's widely believed that MMA fans have seen the last of "The Rowdy One" inside the Octagon.
Now rumors have begun to surface that Rousey is training for a career inside the WWE ring, and fuel was added to that fire when she began making multiple appearances at the Mae Young Classic tournament in which she was supporting one of her best friends and tournament finalist Shayna Baszler.
A recent report from the UK Sun suggested that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is negotiating to have a match at WrestleMania 34 next year. A counter report from NoDQ.com, however, suggests that those rumors are entirely false.
The report suggests that people within WWE are claiming the Sun's report as 'completely inaccurate' and that WWE has had no contact with McGregor or his team. It's highly unlikely WWE would spend any extra money on McGregor as they're likely currently negotiating with Rousey for WrestleMania as well.
What are your thoughts on WWE holding back on wanting to pay for a Conor McGregor appearance at WrestleMania since they will most likely have the services of Ronda Rousey? Is it wise to prioritize Rousey above McGregor at this point? Or should the WWE invest more in attempting to land "The Notorious One" instead? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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