Finn Bálor has seemingly challenged Conor McGregor for a professional wrestling contest, leading to a series of exciting Twitter conversation.
FINN BÁLOR CHALLENGED MCGREGOR AND HE REPLIED
The former Universal Champion posted a tweet seemingly out of nowhere to challenge Conor McGregor to a match. “Triple H x @TheNotoriousMMA x Bálor”, he captioned the tweet. To it McGregor, a vocal pro wrestling fan, responded with a tweet of his own: “No more mr. nice guy!”, he captioned. Triple H responded to McGregor’s tweet, in an indication of an interest to book the match. “Just say when,” he tweeted.
While this exchange of tweets between McGregor, Triple H and “The Demon King” may seem innocuous and half-hearted, McGregor has been linked to WWE for a long time, mostly due to his love for professional wrestling and his gimmicky persona.
MCGREGOR IS A TREMENDOUS PPV DRAW
Conor McGregor is currently ranked at number 15 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and at number 6 in the Lightweight ranking.
He is a former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion. In 2015, at UFC 194, he defeated José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout 13 seconds into the first round, which is the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.
In his debut boxing match, he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. He is the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history, having headlined five out of the six highest-selling UFC pay-per-view events. His headline bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 drew 2.4 million PPV buys, the most ever for an MMA event. His boxing match with Mayweather drew 4.3 million PPV buys in North America, the second most in history.
Fellow Irishman Finn Bálor is doing quite good for himself as well. He is the current NXT Champion in his record-tying second reign, as well as the first wrestler in WWE history to win a world title in their pay-per-view debut and becoming the quickest wrestler in WWE history to win a world title at 27 days. As the storylines revolve, he will probably face former NXT Champion Karrion Kross soon enough, probably during WrestleMania season.