It doesn’t take much for Conor McGregor to get attention and earlier this week, McGregor grabbed headlines by ripping WWE Superstars at the UFC 202 conference call. McGregor is doing the media rounds to promote his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz on August 20th but his beef with WWE has been dominating the headlines.
Wrestling fans may have thought that McGregor was angling for a WWE payday and that may end up being the case but all indications point to this being a legit beef, at least from McGregor’s side.
McGregor added more gasoline to the fire at the recent UFC 202 press day. He praised Vince McMahon, Triple H, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ric Flair as dons but he’s not a fan of the new generation of talent. Regarding today’s WWE talent he said, “the new age are dweebs.” He added, “Let’s be honest here. They are absolute dweebs.”
McGregor is apparently not a fan of John Cena. “The main guy, John Cena, he’s 40 years of age and he’s running around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a head band, talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia motherf**ker.”
McGregor played it safe with his response to Ric Flair. Earlier this week, Flair ripped on McGregor for patterning his style after him with the fancy clothes, gold watches and talking style. He also name dropped Dolph Ziggler as a guy that could take McGregor down because Ziggler has an amateur wrestling background. McGregor responded by saying that he didn’t know what to say about Flair but “this ain’t no gimmick. This is the real sh*t. I gotta get in and fight a man for real with no script, with no nothing. So he was talking about bringing some of the wrestler guys over to challenge me, come bring it then. This is the real sh*t over here. If you want to come over we can fight no problem.”
So, what is the game here? I doubt we’ll see any WWE Superstars cross over into the Octagon but could McGregor end up wrestling a match for WWE? WrestleMania is several months away and anything is possible if the price is right.
Check out the video below and skip to 17:20 for his comments about WWE talent: