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- WWE superstar wrestler John Cena would love to share a ring with UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
- Cena stopped just short of formally inviting McGregor into a professional wrestling event, but it is a match-up the Irishman may enjoy.
- This is because he once called Cena a “fat, failed, Mr. Olympia mother f—–!”
WWE superstar John Cena would jump at the chance to share a ring with UFC fighter Conor McGregor, but there is one massive catch – the bout would have to be in the world of professional wrestling.
McGregor is one of UFC’s biggest stars. The fighter has performed in the two best fights in the entire history of UFC, is a two-weight world champion, and made approximately $100 million when he fought Floyd Mayweather in a boxing rules bout in 2017.
McGregor is as famous for his fighting exploits as he is for his pre-fight antics and insults. His confidence on the microphone would therefore be an asset at WWE, and this is perhaps not lost on Cena, a 40-year-old with 25 championships to his name.
“Would I ever be up for getting in a ring with Conor McGregor? Absolutely,” Cena told YouTube channel The Hook recently. “But that would mean he would have to be up for getting in a WWE ring, so let’s not put the cart before the horse ladies and gents.”
McGregor lost in the 10th round when he fought unbeaten super welterweight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring last year. Though the 29-year-old is expected to return to UFC this year, Cena sounded excited at the prospect of a stand-alone match-up with McGregor, but stopped just short of formally inviting McGregor into WWE.
Cena said: “Let’s see what Mr. McGregor wants to do and then figure it out from there. I’m not the one to hand out invites. I don’t do that. That’s not in my job description, that’s gonna be up to him.”
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There is, of course, an obvious weight discrepency between McGregor, a lightweight (155 pounds) and Cena, a hulking heavyweight (251 pounds).
But this has not stopped WWE before. After all, Mayweather (who is 5 foot 8) once “knocked out” Big Show (who is 7 foot) during a professional wrestling show in 2008.
And McGregor may enjoy the prospect of doing the same to Cena. “He’s 40 years of age and he’s walking around in a luminous orange T-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him,” he told journalists at an event in 2016. “We can see him right there. He’s a big, fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia mother f—–!”
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