According to a report from The Sun, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has reportedly turned down a ‘hefty’ offer from the WWE to appear at Wrestlemania this year.
“WWE has made no secret of its desire to do something with Conor McGregor and there were talks between the two parties about this year,” a source told The Sun. “Because he’s taking time off from the UFC, there was a talk about doing something at this year’s Wrestlemania in April, but it wasn’t to be despite a hefty offer.”
Triple H recently told The Telegraph that McGregor has all the tools to be hugely successful in the squared circle, and would love to bring him aboard:
“He [McGregor] could come over, he’s got it all, man – he’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure,” Triple H said. “What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don’t need to be 300lbs any more.
“He could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure.”
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