Conor McGregor: UFC star in talks with WWE over stunning WrestleMania appearance

Tony Ferguson on Conor McGregor's continued silence 'I will haunt your fu**ing dreams'

Tony Ferguson on Conor McGregor's continued silence 'I will haunt your fu**ing dreams'

The Ferguson fight is an interesting one as well. In the UFC 216 headliner on October 7, Ferguson showed his determination and versatility against fellow top-10 talent Kevin Lee, outlasting "The Motown Phenom" and locking up a lovely triangle choke in the third round to win the UFC interim lightweight title. And that seems to line up with White's thought process. "But yeah, without a doubt, if he wants to stand and bang with Conor, it'll be lights out fairly quick, I think". I think he would be asleep or the ref would have stepped in and have stopped the fight if Conor lands. You know, who wouldn't want to see the third fight? What fight makes more sense?

UFC 216 took place this past Saturday in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, and in the main event, Ferguson (23-3) submitted Kevin Lee (16-3) in the third round to become the interim 155-pound champ.

As far as the potential matchup with Ferguson, Roddy sees a lot of areas where McGregor would have an advantage in that fight but none bigger than if the two lightweights chose to stay standing in the center of the Octagon. It's a bit unorthodox and stuff, but I just honestly think that Conor's going to be way too clean for Ferguson. But he's seemed to take a much lighter approach to the promotion as of late.

Conor McGregor is reportedly in contract talks with the WWE to make a one-time appearance at WrestleMania 34 on April 8 in New Orleans, according to Adam Higgins of The Sun.

It is understood McGregor is a huge wrestling fan himself, having already adopted Vince McMahon's trademark "billionaire strut" around the Octagon. "His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock", a source told SunSport.

The brash UFC star is no stranger to the WWE either and has engaged in considerable banter, going back and forth with several WWE Superstars, including his trash talk against John Cena and Sheamus in the past. He watched these guys when he was younger. He goes in. He looks to finish fights.

Rumors of McGregor appearing at WrestleMania cropped up previous year as well but nothing ever came to fruition.

Since his 10th-round knockout loss to Mayweather, McGregor has been holidaying with his wife and newborn son, with no date set on his return to the UFC.

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