Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor “close” to signing WWE deal for Wrestlemania 34

Just when you thought that the UFC’s lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, was done taking over other sports news comes that he is far from finished.

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in recent combat sports history and that is a no-brainer. He has taken the UFC by storm winning two titles in two different weight classes and broken all of the companies records on the way. he stepped into the world of professional boxing earlier this year where he fought the biggest star that the sport has seen in Floyd Mayweather.

While he may have lost that fight, McGregor won over the hearts and minds of millions of people all over the globe for his heart and determination. So whats left for the Irish superstar to do besides defending his 155-pound UFC title? Well in comes the WWE.

The biggest show that the world of professional wrestling has is called Wrestlemania and word is that the company and “The Notorious” are very close to signing a deal that would see McGregor appear at next years Wrestlemania 34 event. In a report from the U.K based newspaper The Sun, the two parties are super close to getting a deal done that would see Conor step into the world of pro-wrestling.

“This is something he’s always wanted to do,” The Sun’s source said. “The WWE guys have asked him to do shows before with them but the timing was never really right. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place.”

This would mark the second time that the WWE has tried to get a deal done with McGregor. At the start of January Conor revealed that he was courting offers from the global leader in pro-wrestling but the deal was never done because the money wasn’t right.

Wrestlemania 34 takes place on April 8th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and is to be headlined by a match between former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. If the deal happens McGregor would join Ronda Rousey who appeared at Wrestlemania 31.

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I have been an avid fight fan since the early 2000’s after I accidentally stumbled across a Chuck Liddell fight. While I was just a die-hard fan until 2013 I decided to give writing and covering the sport a go. And here we are, just a small fish making my way up river to swim with the big boys. Join me on my journey into the art of beautiful violence.



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