Conor McGregor might be interested in Hollywood, but the Irishman has no plans to test the waters in the WWE. Over the years, we’ve seen the likes of Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey enter the realm of professional wrestling but ‘The Notorious’ thinks they’re a bunch of ‘pussies’.
Speaking in a conference call to promote his welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, McGregor sounded off on the WWE roster and completely ruled out a move to the promotion.
“For the most part, those WWE guys are p*ssies, to be honest,” McGregor said on Friday, per Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting. “They’re messed up pussies, if you ask me. Fair play to Brock [Lesnar], he got in and fought, but at the end of the day he was juiced up to the f*cking eye balls, so how can I respect that? And then what’s the other guy? The other guy hasn’t fought yet, so I don’t know about him yet.”
CM Punk, or Phil Brooks, is ‘the other guy’ McGregor is referencing and the former WWE champion will make his MMA debut at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall on September 10.
McGregor, who admitted to watching professional wrestling in his childhood, has had spats with Irish WWE star Sheamus in the past but appears to be fully focused on his rematch with Diaz for the time being.
The SBG Ireland product did give praise to the likes of Vince McMahon and Triple H, but maintains that most of them are not true athletes.
“There’s some dons in that wrestling game,” McGregor said. “The McMahons, they’re dons. Triple H is a don. The Rock is a don. But the rest of them are p*ssies.”
McGregor turned down his role in Vin Diesel’s xXx sequel to fully prepare for Diaz and says the WWE is the last thing on his mind at the moment.
“I haven’t really thought of that to be honest,” he said. “Again, that’s a little more show business. This is the fight business.”
Diaz vs. McGregor II, which headlines the UFC 202 pay-per-view, takes place August 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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