After winning the lightweight world championship at UFC 205 in New York City, Conor McGregor announced that he'd outgrown his current UFC contract and would not fight again for them until he was given equity in the promotion as many celebrity clients of the UFC's new owners WME-IMG have reportedly been given.
If McGregor is looking for new ways to spend his time, one of the biggest pro wrestling stars in history and WWE VP of Talent made it clear that the 'rasslin' powerhouse would welcome Mystic Mac to their ranks.
Paul "Triple H" Levesque spoke to The Telegraph about the freshly minted two-division champion.
"He could come over, he's got it all, man - he's got the personality, the skills, the talk," Triple H said. "He's an entertainer, for sure."
It's not uncharted territory for a UFC fighter to be involved in the WWE. At Wrestlemania 32, former women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and fueled speculation that Rousey would eventually compete in a WWE ring. Triple H's wife and WWE company executive Stephanie McMahon has recently reiterated the promotion's interest in working with Rousey once she retires from the sport.
But McGregor is a different story. Although he was present at UFC 205, Triple H said that he wasn't there to "scout" McGregor nor did it have anything to do with his announcement. Either way, the intrigue of a McGregor-WWE union appears to be possible.
According to Levesque, McGregor's slight frame wouldn't be an impediment to his being successful in the WWE. "What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE," he explained.
"We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don't need to be 300lbs any more."
There is precedence, of course, for small but real fighters working lucrative angles in the WWE. For example, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. competed against the 7'2" Big Show at Wrestlemania 24 in 2008.
"Yeah, he could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the 'Big Show,'" Levesque reasoned. "That really worked. Conor could do it for sure."