A prominent UFC Hall of Famer has declared a future WWE appearance may very well be on the cards.
The legendary fighter, Georges St-Pierre was in attendance at Elimination Chamber in Montreal, Quebec, Canada alongside fellow countryman Ariel Helwani. The duo were there to support hometown hero Sami Zayn in his quest to dethrone Roman Reigns as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Speaking in a WWE Digital Exclusive ahead of the historic event, Helwani asked St-Pierre if he would ever consider a run in WWE.
“I don’t know,” he said laughing. “I would never close the door to make an appearance or something like this, but to go on the road for a long time, I have other priorities, and I’m happy where I’m at. I would never say no to an appearance or something special. It would be fun.”
St-Pierre is widely regarded as one of the best mixed martial artists of all time. He is a two-division champion, having won titles in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions.
He is a former three-time Welterweight Champion and holds the record for most title wins in that division. He retired from MMA for the second time in 2019 with a 26-2 fight record.
Several other UFC legends have made the jump to WWE.
Most notably Ronda Rousey. The Baddest Woman on the Planet was long touted to join the company after her cage fighting career ended and at WrestleMania 34 she made her in-ring debut with Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Since then she went on to win the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships and headline WrestleMania 35 with Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
Cain Velasquez also made the jump from the octagon to the squared circle for a feud with Brock Lesnar that saw the two former foes fight at Crown Jewel 2019 in Saudi Arabia. Speaking of Lesnar, the Beast famously quit sports entertainment in favour of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Lesnar debuted for Dana White’s promotion in 2008 and won the UFC Heavyweight Championship that same year.
CM Punk also swapped wrestling for fighting in 2016 but to less favourable results.