WWE Rumors: Conor McGregor Could Be Curious Cruiserweight Contender
Conor McGregor is back on top following his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202. With redemption now over and done with, the question now is what lies ahead for “The Notorious.”Advertisement
The immediate word now is that McGregor is open to meeting Diaz for a rubber match but with a stipulation that the latter scales down to 155 lbs.
“This time I want to do it at 155 pounds, I came in at 170 with him as the bigger man and I overcame that adversity. Now this trilogy is on my terms, come back down to 155 and we’ll do it,” McGregor said following the tiff.
Hold On Conor McGregor
But before that, McGregor needs to do some damage control. Before UFC 202, he did draw the ire of WWE stars and apparently the issue has not died down.
Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins joined Kurt Angle in issuing a challenge to the Irishman, a way of telling him to prove he can truly overwhelm WWE stars in the ring.
At 5-foot-6 and 145-pounds, McGregor will be at a considerable size advantage. On whether Lesnar, Rollins or even Angle were simply poking fun, it is a challenge that McGregor has on the table.
How About A Cruiserweight Stint For Conor McGregor?
Place due consideration on his size, why not inject Conor McGregor as a cruiserweight? Triple H did hint at a possible insertion of the division as he works on adding more content on WWE Raw.
The WWE COO admitted in a conference call that they are indeed signing up a lot of cruiserweights and McGregor could fit the bill. Unfortunately this may be a long shot since Dana White is likely to get into the picture.
Seeing McGregor go up against the bigger wrestlers seems ridiculous. McGregor did prove he can move up in the UFC but going up against Lesnar, Rollins or even Angle is something that is hard to perceive.