Conor McGregor lit a match and then sat back and watched as the world of professional wrestling went up in flames over comments he made this past weekend.
It all started on Friday, when during the UFC 202 media conference call, McGregor was asked about the potential of him one day making the transition to the squared circle of the WWE ring. His response to that question turned into a less than flattering comment on professional wrestlers.
“I haven’t really thought about it,” said McGregor. “For the most part, those WWE guys are p**sies. To be honest, they’re messed up p**sies 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 f**king eyeballs so how can I respect that?”
If you thought that was the end of the Irishman’s attack on the WWE performers then you thought wrong as on Sunday morning he sent out a tweet which would get a sensational response from current crop of wrestlers as well as one of the all time greats.
“I didn’t mean no disrespect to the WWE fans,” said McGregor. “What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster and twice on Sunday’s.”
Here’s a collection of some of the high profile replies:
Ric Flair: “Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson. After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit. Oh you’re welcome for your gimmick.”
Roman Reigns: “You’re the size of my leg. Shut up.”
Kurt Angle: “Very funny little guy. Why don’t you get your head out of Dana White’s as*.”
Chris Jericho: “Sorry pal no disrespect to you, but my fights are legit, unlike the fixed fights u have in UFC. I’ll embarrass you.”
AJ Styles: “I think McGregor could do well in the featherweight division……if the WWE had one.”
What’s the saying? ‘Any publicity is good publicity’ right? Well it seems with less than two weeks to go until his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, Conor McGregor may have just found and galvanized yet another demographic in the WWE audience who may want to see him lose and pay to watch it live only on pay-per-view.