By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Throughout 2016, there has been intermittent speculation on whether UFC star fighter Conor McGregor will do something with WWE, along the lines of Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 31 in 2015.
McGregor added to that speculation in a UFC 202 press conference on Friday, but he also insulted the WWE locker room, calling them “messed up p——-.”
“I mean, there are some dons in that wrestling game,” said McGregor, as quoted by Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso. “The McMahon’s? They’re dons. Triple H is a don, The Rock is a don, but the rest of them are f—— p——. I happen to enjoy it, but that’s a little more show business. This is the fight business.”
McGregor was also asked what he thinks of Brock Lesnar and C.M. Punk entering UFC with ties to WWE. McGregor took the opportunity to take a dig at Brock, while also question what Punk is capable of at UFC 203 in September.
“Fair play to Brock, he got in and fought but, at the end of the day, he’s juiced up to the f—— eyeballs. How can I respect that?” McGregor said. “The other guy hasn’t fought yet, so I don’t know about him yet.”
McGregor returns to UFC against Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 PPV on Saturday night, August 20 (opposite NXT Takeover: Brooklyn) during Summerslam Weekend.