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Conor McGregor lined up for Wrestlemania 2018

CONOR MCGREGOR is reportedly in talks with the WWE to make a shock appearance at Wrestlemania.

The UFC star has already tried his hand at boxing after raking in millions from his megafight with Floyd Mayweather that saw him stopped in the 10th round.

And now it appears McGregor could be set to return to the ring, this time in WWE action.

It is claimed that the Irishman is in advanced talks with the organisation over a potential debut at next year’s Wrestlemania, which takes place in April.

A source told the Sun: “Conor is a huge wrestling fan. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock.

“These are the top dogs at self-promotion and trash talk. He watched these guys when he was younger. This is something he’s always wanted to do.

“The WWE guys have asked him to do shows before with them but the timing was never really right. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place.”

McGregor is the current holder of the UFC lightweight belt, and Dana White has ordered the Dubliner to defend his title against Tony Ferguson when he returns to the Octagon.

However, WWE’s chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon reckons McGregor has the swagger to get in the wrestling ring.

She said: “I think Conor would be a perfect fit for WWE. He certainly has the personality, the athletic ability, the appeal.

“He speaks his mind, he is very genuine and authentic and he has a hell of a Vince McMahon swagger.” Mirror.co.uk

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