Conor McGregor was already sitting on top of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world before knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 last weekend (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016) to claim the lightweight title; becoming the only man to hold two division titles simultaneously.
But after making history, the avenues for "Notorious" to explore have widened, as Paul "Triple H" Levesque -- VP of Talent at WWE -- says if McGregor wants to make the jump over to that arena, it would be an easy transition for an athlete who seems to have the complete package.
"He could come over, he's got it all," Levesque told The Telegraph. "He's got the personality, the skills, the talk. He's an entertainer, for sure."
Triple H, who was in attendance at Madison Square Garden to witness Conor’s history-making moment, says the days when you had to be a massive and muscular athlete to make it in professional wrestling are long gone.
"What does he walk around at? 180 pounds? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200-pound guys who are stars. You don't need to be 300 pounds any more," he added. "But yeah, he could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure."
And there wouldn’t be a shortage of athletes on the WWE roster who’d be anxious to get their hands on the Irishman, as he took the roster to task recently, calling them all "messed up pussies," except for a select few, Levesque included.
Of course, Conor won’t be stepping into the cage — or ring -- anytime soon, as the multi-division champion is planning on taking a break from all combat sports as he welcomes the birth of his baby sometime next year.
After that, he intends to have a pow-wow with the powers that be at UFC to talk about getting a piece of the company pie.
That said, Conor won’t have a shortage of options to fill the void MMA will leave behind when the day comes he hangs up his gloves for good. In the meantime, it wouldn’t be too farfetched to see him make a cameo at an upcoming WWE event, just to see how it plays out and how well he’s received by the WWE universe.
The promotion has lent its stars out before to the biggest wrestling organization on the planet, and if I remember correctly, Dana White might owe Vince McMahon a favor.