There is perhaps more going on with potential UFC-WWE crossover right now than at any other point in history. The biggest news at the moment, of course, is that Brock Lesnar is back in the USADA drug testing pool, and scuttlebutt is that he’s considering another UFC fight, despite having “retired.” Jon “Bones” Jones and Lesnar have been having a back-and-forth, and it suuuuure seems like it’s setting up what could be one of the biggest superfights of all time.
Meanwhile, Ronda Rousey — who WWE has had their sights set on for a long long lonely lonely time — popped up at the Mae Young Classic tapings and took the obligatory photo with Triple H, so now people are speculating about THAT again.
But this whole time, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch and Cris Cyborg — who just this past weekend became the second UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion — have been taunting one another on social media for some time now, and things certainly aren’t slowing down, especially after this past weekend. Cyborg even responded to Lynch’s latest taunt with a direct appeal to Triple H.
Cyborg also retweeted this fan art:
And they’re making no bones about publicly saying yes, we want to fight at SummerSlam.
They keep talking about a potential SummerSlam match, and as it currently stands, Lynch doesn’t have a match or an opponent on that show. Dave Meltzer has noted in the past month that UFC does still owe WWE a favor, given Lesnar was under contract to WWE when he had his last MMA fight against Mark Hunt, so there’s a chance this could actually happen.
The biggest question here (possibly) is how much this would move the needle or generate mainstream press for WWE. Cyborg is probably the second-most well-known women’s MMA fighter in the world behind Rousey, and it seems like most sports outlets would talk about the latest WWE-UFC beef.
So buckle up, everyone. We might be getting a big old cross-promotional spectacle at SummerSlam. And Conor McGregor isn’t even involved!