Conor "The Notorious" McGregor can crossover to the WWE as he is a complete package, said Triple H after the UFC featherweight champion made history at UFC 205, which was held at Madison Square Garden in New York. McGregor defeated former lightweight champion Eddie Alverez within two rounds (via TKO) to become the first fighter to hold two titles at the same time in the sport.
The Game (real name Paul Michael Levesque), who was at ringside when the Irish-born fighter squared off with the "Underground King", when asked whether the 28-year-old fighter "could come over" to the WWE for an appearance, he said he had no doubts about it.
"He could come over, he's got it all, man - he's got the personality, the skills, the talk. He's an entertainer, for sure," Triple H, who is the VP of Talent at WWE and a legendary star of the promotion, told The Telegraph.
Moreover, Triple H also said that although McGregor is a smaller guy, he can easily fit into the WWE world as "200lb guys" have positioned themselves extremely well in the WWE centerstage.
"What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don't need to be 300lbs anymore," he said.
McGregor had fuelled speculations about his future before he took on the Philadelphia fighter. He had said he would be making a huge announcement after the Alvarez fight. With Triple H at ringside for UFC's first-ever event at Madison Garden, rumours about McGregor and WWE teaming up for something spectacular intensified.
But when asked if McGregor's big announcement was something to do with the WWE, Triple H said: "If his announcement has anything to do with WWE, then it's news to me." "But yeah, he could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure."
In 2008, Mayweather faced the Big Show in a WWE event, which ended up becoming a huge pay-per-view (PPV) success for the wrestling entertainment company.