Braun Strowman recently had some choice words for Conor McGregor and whether the thinks he'd be a good fit for WWE.
The worlds of UFC and WWE have intertwined multiple times over the past few years. Vince McMahon allowed Brock Lesnar to compete for the MMA company last year despite being under contract with WWE. The,n coming the other way, we've seen Ronda Rousey in the wrestling world a couple of times now. First, she was involved in an angle at WrestleMania 31, and recently she has been heavily featured as a front row spectator during the Mae Young Classic.
One name from the UFC world that continues to crop up as a potential future WWE Superstar is Conor McGregor. The Notorious One is no stranger to trying out new things after his foray into the world of boxing this summer. Plus, he has had his run-ins with pro wrestling and its fans. McGregor posted on social media that he could "slap the head off" the entire WWE roster, and naturally it caused quite a stir.
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
Well, there's one man on that roster who Conor McGregor would definitely struggle to slap the head off of, and that's Braun Strowman. The Monster Among Men sat down with Sports Illustrated in the build to his No Mercy match with Brock Lesnar and had some choice words for the UFC fighter. Strowman said that "McGregor might make it on 205 Live, but he doesn't want to step in the ring with me."
When McGregor first tweeted the insult towards WWE's Superstars, it naturally got a lot of backlash from the men and women in the locker room. What's odd though is McGregor clearly takes a lot of inspiration from the world of pro wrestling. His swagger when he walks is evidently an homage to Vince McMahon, plus his lavish lifestyle and cocky arrogance makes him come across as somebody trying to emulate Ric Flair.
What's for certain is Conor McGregor in WWE would be can't miss television. While adding him to the 205 Live roster would be fascinating if the UFC star does ever jump ship, that would not be what he or WWE wants from his time in the company. If WWE can somehow one day convince McGregor to do business with them, it would be a major coup, and we would be watching if the Irishman decided he fancied his chances against Strowman.