Seth Rollins was on ESPN's SportsCenter on Friday to promote the upcoming WWE pay-per-view SummerSlam, which takes place this Sunday.
The WWE fan favorite - who is in a match against Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship - spoke about this weekend's event, as well as UFC fighter Conor McGregor’s recent comments about the WWE roster.
In response to the Irishman's comments - which stated the roster was a bunch of 'absolute dweebs' - Rollins has challenged the current UFC Featherweight Champion to step into the ring to show what he's got if he was serious about it.
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He said on SportsCenter according to Wrestling News: “Sounds to me like Conor’s taking a page out of our game and trying to sell a couple of extra pay-per-views [for UFC 202] before Saturday. It’s just Conor being Conor. He’s doing his thing.
"If he was serious about it – the guy is 5’6, 145 [lbs] or whatever he walks around at. I’m a full sized human being so if he wants to come around and try to slap the face off me or whatever insult he’s got for the day, by all means, come step into our ring and see what you got.”
From all the talk, it feels like we won't be waiting much longer for McGregor to finally appear inside a WWE ring. May thought it was coming when the Irishman announced his retirement from UFC a couple of months ago, but we all know how that turned out.
Rollins also said that McGregor would be a great cruiserweight, but he would have to put on a couple of pounds if he wants to step in the ring with a heavyweight. If the Irishman joined the WWE and put on the weight, you never know, we might just have Rollins vs McGregor at next year's SummerSlam.