Conor McGregor has drawn the wrath of several wrestling stars following his rant against the wrestling scene. Recall that the UFC flyweight champion took a jab at the WWE stars calling them a bunch of messed up p—y.
When that came out, the likes of Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks and even former WWE star Kurt Angle spoke their mind. They had different reactions but the meat of it all was that they took exception to the jab.
Ala Floyd Mayweather Jr. style?
For some, the dish that McGregor made was no different from what Floyd Mayweather Jr. does to hype up his fights. As everyone knows, McGregor is set to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on Aug. 20. “The Notorious” is out to redeem himself following that loss at UFC 196.
The thing about McGregor is that he talks a lot, carelessly most of the time. But the problem is that his insults were hurled to an entire business, something he was originally tied up to following that UFC 202 removal.
Kurt Angle Wants McGregor
Of the three names who responded to McGregor’s rant, Kurt Angle has gone beyond the tweets and wants to get “The Notorious” in the ring.
“I’d like to challenge Conor. Take five bumps with me in the ring. Just five bumps. When I did that for the first time, I took three and said, ‘F— this, I’m quitting.’ I quit for a couple days and my manager talked me into going back. I know how Dana White and Conor continue to bash the business, but I challenge either of them to get in the ring with me and take five bumps. Once they do, they’ll realize how tough it is–and that’s not even a fraction of what it takes to be a pro wrestler,” said Angle in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
McGregor has made a living being a striker but struggles once he gets pinned down. Should a match with Angle take place, he will thrive in speed and short jabs and kicks.
But should McGregor get caught and grounded, he may get more than what he got from Diaz at UFC 196. That plus the size of Angle could shut him up – at least temporarily.