Should former UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, ever decided to follow Ronda Rousey into the professional wrestling arena, he has a high-profile manager willing to be his mouth-piece for a WWE transition.
But it won’t come cheap
Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar’s longtime manager, recently told TMZ Sports that he will gladly lead Conor’s career as long as the Irishman coughs up half of his earnings. And that’s being reasonable!
“The only way I would ever advocate for Conor McGregor is if I got 50-percent of his money,” said Heyman. “Which considering the fact that I can talk far better than Conor McGregor, I would deserve a lot more. But I would be reasonable for my fee for my advocacy.”
And you thought Brock himself demanded high pay for his services.
Stephanie McMahon has shown interest in Conor crossing over to WWE in the past, though some ex-MMA fighters who made a successful crossover into wrestling don’t believe it would work out well for “Notorious.”
It seems to have gone okay for “Rowdy.”
McGregor, meanwhile, is still locked in with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the foreseeable future and it will likely be a few years before he has the freedom to explore his options outside of the Octagon. For now, the former “champ-champ’s” combat sports career is in the hands of Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Just don’t expect him to take part in this rodeo when he’s free to resume fighting.