Following a successful UFC career, WWE appears to be the subsequent career for a handful of extroverted or entertaining fighters.
The likes of Ronda Rousey has made the transition, while Brock Lesnar and CM Punk travelled the opposite direction.
Now, it appears that WWE legend Triple H is attempting to lure the likes of Daniel Cormier and ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor towards professional wrestling.
Speaking to TMZ Sports on Saturday, Triple H went into further detail about his admiration for the UFC duo.
“I love Daniel (Cormier), we’ve obviously talked a lot in the past,” he said. “We’ve had conversations about him doing stuff with us in the past whether that’s in-ring or whether that’s commentary or doing different things.”
The 41-year-old last fought in August 2019 as he surrendered his heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic. Following the defeat, Cormier vowed to return to the Octagon one final time and spoke of his desire to either force a rematch between himself and Miocic, or possibly settle an old-heated feud with Jon Jones.
Triple H, who is now one of the leading executives at WWE, has kept one eye on Cormier’s UFC plans and is aiming to respect the wishes of both the fighter and Dana White’s organisation.
“I think we’d love to do something with him if the time is right – obviously, respectful to UFC and to Dana and everything else,” Triple H told TMZ Sports.
Regarding McGregor, his character, confidence and showboating tendencies are almost synonymous with the content that WWE provide. Therefore, switching from the Octagon to the wrestling ring could be a fairly smooth transition for the Irishman.
The sheer thought of enticing McGregor to Vince McMahon’s WWE franchise understandably caused a great deal of excitement for Triple H, as he enthusiastically said to TMZ: “I think that Conor McGregor versus McMahon with that Billion Dollar Walk on the line? I think that’s a match made in heaven!”
Nevertheless, while Cormier’s transition to WWE seems a very real possibility – it appears that McGregor currently has his eyes set elsewhere.
Via social media, UFC legend Anderson Silva challenged McGregor to an MMA bout, to which The Notorious responded: “I accept.”
Let’s be real for a second, though, McGregor in WWE would be serious business.
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