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Morning Report: WWE Vice President Triple H interested in bringing Conor McGregor to the WWE

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After winning the lightweight championship at UFC 205 (to go along with his featherweight belt), Conor McGregor knew that he would have options and now he's got one more available to him.

Paul "Triple H" Levesque is a multiple-time WWE champion who is also one of the most powerful executives in the company. Triple H was actually at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205 and afterwards he spoke to The Telegraph about the possibility of bringing McGregor over to the world of staged combat.

"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."

This wouldn't be a first either. Ronda Rousey is a longtime lover of professional wrestling and she made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 shortly after she dismantled Cat Zingano at UFC 184. In fact, many suspected this was an eventuality when McGregor kicked up beef with the entire WWE roster when he declared he would "slap the head off" the entire WWE roster back in August. McGregor has even taken to using WWE CEO and owner Vince McMahon's power walk as noted by Triple H on Twitter recently (McMahon also happens to be Triple H's father-in-law).

The WWE  and the UFC have been closely aligned for years but even outside of that relationship the WWE has a long history of bringing in celebrities for casual appearances and matches. They even have a celebrity wing in their Hall of Fame to enshrine various celebrities who have joined their ranks. McGregor's star is such that even outside of the combat athlete category he would still likely be a welcome addition. And despite the long history of professional wrestlers being 300-pound behemoths, McGregor wouldn't even be the smallest celebrity to make a Wrestlemania appearance; McGregor's tabloid rival and possible (not really) boxing foe Floyd Mayweather Jr. has already made the crossover into the WWE.

"What does he walk around at? 180 pounds? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200-pound guys who are stars. You don't need to be 300lbs any more...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."

The only other impediment to such a crossover would be the UFC. McGregor is still under contract with the UFC so any WWE appearance would likely have to be signed off on by Dana White. But considering the amount of leverage McGregor currently has over the organization, and their general willingness to cross-promote for their own benefit, it seems unlikely White would squash such an opportunity.

However it all shakes out, McGregor certainly isn't lacking for options now.

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EXTRA CREDIT

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Naked truth. The Naked Gambler breaks down the technical performance of Conor McGregor at UFC 205.

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MEDIA STEW

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A whole lot of free fights for you.

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The original.

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The other rematch.

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Skip Bayless out here with scorching hot takes. Gotta admire it, honestly.

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Conor is all over the mainstream media.

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Pettis wants both McGregor's belts. Would watch.

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LISTEN UP

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Bushido.

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Severe MMA.

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Show the Art

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TWEETS

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Incredible.

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C'mon Bisping. Embrace the full heel.

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Trying to get on that Cowboy schedule.

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Missed this the other day but it is great.

Habeeeeeeeb. ✊ ✨

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MJ knows.

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The Siberian Express! Choo choo motherfuckers!!!

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After #ufc205 with my brothers. С Братьями после исторического турнира #ufc205

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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TODAY IN MMA HISTORY

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2008: Brock Lesnar became the UFC heavyweight champion by knocking out Randy Couture at UFC 91.

2013: Quinton Jackson made his Bellator debut, stopping Joey Beltran at Bellator 108. The co-main event that evening also saw Vitaly Minakov stop Alexander Volkov to win the Bellator heavyweight championship.

2014: Fabricio Werdum won the UFC interim heavyweight championship by knocking out Mark Hunt at UFC 180.

Also on this date, Will Brooks defeated Michael Chandler for the second time to win the Bellator lightweight championship at Bellator 131.

2015: One year ago today (yesterday technically for Americans since the event was held in Australia) Holly Holm gave Ronda Rousey a whole lot of shin and took the UFC women's bantamweight championship at UFC 193. Joanna Jedrzejczyk also whipped up on Valerie Letourneau to retain her women's strawweight title and Mark Hunt crushed Antonio Silva.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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Maybe the WWE can even get Floyd back and he and Conor can have a fake fight instead of the real one they'll never have.

Take it easy y'all.

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