Is Conor McGregor Headed For The WWE?

Conor McGregor in shock talks to make wrestling debut with WWE at next year's Wrestlemania extravaganza

White's comments came after Ferguson, the Ultimate Fighter season 13 victor, claimed the interim lightweight title with a third-round submission victory over Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC 216.

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. Check out the short interview with Tony below and look for much more from the MMA world coming soon. You know, who wouldn't want to see the third fight?

"It's not about the money fight", Ferguson said. I guess we've got to see the fight to find out'.

"Never say never. I'd love to go into that WWE and have a real knock", McGregor said in Manchester in February.

His recent boxing match against Floyd Mayweather saw McGregor excel far beyond anyone's wildest dreams in his first-ever professional boxing fight. The Lee win and the title itself represent major accomplishments for "El Cucuy", but just as he does in the UFC promotional structure, Conor McGregor looms large on our lightweight list.

'Dana, by going out there at the press conference and saying publicly that Ferguson has to fight Conor, that takes the momentum away from Diaz so that's gonna soften his stance on the 20 million'.

"It's looking like Dana White wants Conor to defend the belt against Ferguson".

"I honestly think that people would rather - like, I think people would rather see Conor vs. Diaz", Roddy said on Submission Radio. "That really worked. Conor could do it for sure".

"Conor needs his ass kicked and we need to unify that belt".

On the tougher opponent for McGregor: "For sure [Ferguson is a tougher fight than Diaz]". That dude hasn't defended that belt one time - not one time. "I'm ready to start training next week".

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.

"Yeah, I would like more time off, definitely". His hand-speed is, his shot selection was on-point, he was landing shots that I've never seen him land before just because we've been working on them consistently, and I think when you see him back in the cage, I think you will see the difference in his hands.

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