‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus has spoken out about the likelihood of UFC star Conor McGregor making his way to WWE in the not too distant future!
For several years now, there have been rumours and teases of the Irish fighter leaving behind the octagon and stepping foot in the squared circle. From wrestlers themselves advocating his involvement, to the man in question being seen not only sporting professional wrestling titles but with the stars themselves.
However, Conor McGregor is yet to make the leap and follow in the footsteps of other sports stars who have taken to the ring such as Ronda Rousey, Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez to name but a few.
Now, McGregor’s fellow Irishman, Sheamus, has spoken to Digital Spy to about when and if his countryman will join him on WWE’s main roster, stating that it’s more a matter of ‘when’ rather than an issue of ‘if’:
“He’s teased [coming to WWE] a couple of times. He’s still staying active, he’s a lad who’s won belts, he’s done a lot, so I think he’s that type of person who’s always trying to try his hand at something different. I think WWE would suit him down to the ground. You know, we’ve had a lot of people come in and out, [Floyd] Mayweather came in, a lot of celebrities have come in, a lot of sports people. So I don’t think anyone would raise eyebrows if he came in to WWE. I don’t think it’s if, I think it’s a matter of when to be honest. If he wants to come in there with me, that’s grand. He might get the fight of his life there, he might get couple of slaps he’s not used to. But that’s what it’s all about, getting in there and seeing a different type of environment. In UFC you fight once a year or twice a year, in WWE we’re fighting every week. We’re taking big bumps every week, the physicality we go through is crazy. It’s a different world we’re in, I think it’s definitely more competitive, it’s definitely more physical. It takes more edge being in WWE than it does doing the UFC stuff. I’ll probably get slated online for saying that but until you actually do our schedule you don’t really realise how tough it is. But as I said, if he wants to come in and give it hand I have no bother stepping in the ring with him.”
Sheamus was one of the first WWE Superstars to respond to the UFC grappler in 2016, when he took to social media in order to name the majority of the company’s stars in a derogatory way.
‘The Notorious One’ Conor McGregor will battle Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23.