One of the biggest news stories regarding the WWE to break in the past week is the story regarding Conor McGregor possibly signing with the company for a match at WrestleMania in the future.
The Sun published a story regarding the UFC fighter's future in the sports entertainment industry, and they stated that a deal was close to getting the UFC Lightweight Champion to sign and appear at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans in 2018.
They also stated that this is something which McGregor had always wanted to do after watching the likes of Ric Flair and The Rock perform while he was growing up and that WWE has asked him to do shows before with them, but the timing was never really right.
It's easy to see why WWE would be interesting in a fighter like The Notorious, as he's arguably the biggest sports superstar in the world today, especially after his boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather this past summer.
The company tried to get him to appear on Monday Night RAW during the build-up to that fight to no prevail. The chance of him appearing at WrestleMania 34 next year has also been shot down, this time by Dana White.
Speaking during a Thursday morning appearance on Good Day New York, White was asked about the McGregor to WWE rumors, where he said the speculation was not true, revealing he had just texted Vince McMahon about it earlier in the day.
White said: "It's not true. It's absolutely not true, I literally just texted Vince McMahon five minutes ago."
The UFC President then revealed to the show's hosts the texts he had sent to McMahon, with Vince's replies saying: "News to me," and "It might be good someday but not now." You can watch the whole segment in the video below.
McGregor is bound to work for the WWE one day. His appeal and reach are just too big for WWE to not want to use it at WrestleMania, the company's biggest show of the year. When it will happen though remains to be seen, as it won't be happening anytime soon, as evident by White's texts to Mr. McMahon.
Until it does happen though, expect anyone related to the WWE to speak about McGregor in some form of positive light in order to keep the relationship between the two parties strong in the hope he can be persuaded to work with the company in the not too distant future.