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Conor McGregor, Jake Paul, pros react to blockbuster UFC-WWE team-up

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Dana White
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Conor McGregor knows an opportunity when he sees one.

Reports of the UFC’s parent company Endeavor planning to acquire pro wrestling giant WWE broke Sunday evening during the second night of WrestleMania 39 and the news was officially announced by all parties involved this morning. Fighters and fans have been reacting to the news since last night, with McGregor front and center as he quickly posted a photoshopped image of himself with a WWE title belt over one shoulder and a UFC title belt over the other.

Multiple-time NCAA wrestling champion Bo Nickal also chimed in on Twitter, writing, “I want them all” and calling the WWE roster “easy money.” Social media influencer/boxer Jake Paul wrote that he’s optimistic that the joining of the mega organizations could benefit fighter pay.

While the exact details of the deal are still unfolding, the potential for cross-promotion between the UFC and the WWE clearly has imaginations running wild.

See more reactions from fighters below.

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