“Anybody who has a real big personality. I’d love to have Gronk in the ring. Conor McGregor, huge personality,” McMahon said. “It’s really about bringing in the biggest personalities with the best athletic ability.”
McGregor didn’t do anything to quell the hype on a potential jump to the world of professional wrestling after WrestleMania 35, taking a moment to applaud Becky Lynch’s standing as the organization’s “first Champ Champ” and leaving the door open for a future in WWE.
He later even showed off his wrestling knowledge, pointing out that while Chris Jericho held two belts at once, he was not the first WWE Champ Champ. Several WWE Superstars have actually been double champions in the promotion before Becky, of course, but that’s neither here nor there.
McGregor previously called for a stake in the UFC as rumors emerged on discussions of a summer bout. As those talks apparently broke down, he unexpectedly retired from fighting.
“I’m ready to fight,” McGregor said, per BJPenn.com. “I’ve said that, no problem. If the UFC wants me to slide into that co-main event and help, what that is, me sliding into the co-main event, it’s boosting their brand over fighter rhetoric that they have. There’s no problem with that. But if they want me to push that – and I have no problem pushing that – give me my rightful shares in the UFC company. That’s all I ask. You can put me on the first fight of ESPN+, no problem. So let’s see how it goes.”
He’s eligible to return to the UFC as soon as April 6 after serving a suspension stemming from his UFC 229 brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov. But as of now, his future remains wide open.