Conor McGregor, like all combat athletes, only has a limited amount of time to fight in the octagon before he either declines in skill or decides to not put his health at risk. Many people have speculated that McGregor – a larger than life character – could one day make a move to the WWE, where he could likely earn a huge paycheck in a less risky line of work.
When someone asked McGregor about the prospect of becoming a pro wrestler, though, the UFC champ insulted the performers on the WWE roster in a profane rant.
“For the most part, those WWE guys are (expletive). To be honest, they’re messed up (expletive) if you ask me. Fair play to Brock, he got in a fight but at the end of the day he’s juiced up to the (expletive) eyeballs so how can I respect that?”
McGregor later clarified that he meant he could “slap the head off” the WWE roster. A number of current and former WWE stars, from Roman Reigns to Kurt Angle, called out McGregor for his comments, but the strongest response of all came from Hall of Famer Ric Flair.