Last night, Conor McGregor shocked the MMA and sporting world by announcing his retirement from the sport in a simple tweet saying: "I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later."
A couple of hours later, the Irish fighter was pulled from his scheduled fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 200 on July 9, in what was highly anticipated to be one of the biggest pay-per-views in the promotion's history, although, without McGregor on the card, it might struggle to live up to that expectation.
While many people consider his future in the sport is still up in the air and that he may not be retired for good just yet, a person from the WWE has reached out to the Irishman to try and persuade him to make the jump to the company.
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WWE Women's superstar Becky Lynch sent out a tweet to the UFC fighter upon his announcement of his retirement saying: ".@TheNotoriousMMA #ComeJoinMeBro"
Not only that, but McGregor is actually following the likes of Lynch, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, Kevin Nash, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Sheamus on Twitter, adding more fuel to the fire that he could join the company.
However, it is worth noting, the WWE twitter accounts he has followed most recently - Lynch, Triple H, Stephanie, and Shane - he didn't start following them yesterday upon his big announcement, but during WrestleMania weekend at the start of April.
Although his future is up in the air, it is highly unlikely that we will see McGregor throwing punches and kicking inside the squared circle anytime soon. He's probably more likely to return to fight once more in the octagon than a WWE ring. However, if he did join the WWE, it would once again be an exchange of personnel between the two organizations.
In the past, the likes of Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley, and most recently CM Punk, have jumped ship from the WWE to fight in the UFC. Lesnar has made the jump back to the WWE, and almost made another switch to UFC during the early part of 2015 but a contract improvement by WWE stopped him doing so.
McGregor would certainly be a perfect fit for the WWE if he was to join the company thanks to his MMA fighting background, and his outlandish personality that has been fully portrayed during his fight promotions in the past.
Although it sounds very far-fetched, we simply can't rule it out at this stage, as when it comes to the WWE, as we all know, never say never!
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