Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor's agent Audie Attar has opened the door to a future move to the WWE for his client stating that it's "all business". The Irishman is currently on a sabbatical from the octagon following his win over Eddie Alvarez, which saw him become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two-weight - lightweight and featherweight -titles simultaneously.
McGregor, who is also popularly known as 'The Notorious,' announced that he will take a break from fighting until after his girlfriend gives birth to their first child early next year. UFC president Dana White recently revealed that the two-weight champion could be out of action at least until May.
There has been talk about McGregor joining the WWE roster, and recently the WWE's VP of Talent Paul "Triple H" Levesque admitted that the Irishman could become a star in pro-wresting as he possesses the necessary 'personality, skills and the talk'. Attar has now opened the door for a move, but made it clear that it has to be an offer they cannot refuse.
"I think it's all about business, man," Attar said on Tuesday's episode of the Five Rounds podcast, as quoted by the Mirror.
"If [WWE] is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people, which is me. We can have a conversation," the lightweight and featherweight champions agent added.
McGregor has had his say on WWE as well after he tweeted earlier in the year stating that he could 'slap the head' off the entire roster if given an opportunity.
"I didn't mean no disrespect to the WWE fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's," McGregor wrote via his official twitter account.
Owen Roddy, meanwhile, has spoken about his recently announced sabbatical, and believes it will be difficult for the fighter to take a long hiatus. Roddy admits that he could return sooner than expected. McGregor's coach has given an insight into the fighter's mindset when he is not fighting, which points towards a return earlier than the UFC president's prediction.
"I don't know. Obviously as Dana was saying, Dee gets kinda nervous and very worried when Conor's fighting and her nerves would be gone, and obviously she doesn't need to be under any stress when she's due to have a baby," Roddy said, as quoted on Uproxx.com.
"But on the flip side... Conor lives in the gym, and he loves to fight. If he's not fighting, if he doesn't have a fight scheduled, I just pity everybody in the gym that he's sparring with. Because he's going to be taking it out on them, and putting it on them.
"I don't know. Nothing's going to come about until the new year anyway, but who knows. It's hard to say that he will or he won't stay out for that long," he added.