Conor McGregor has a keen eye for opportunities and wasted no time in reacting to the news of the UFC's parent company Endeavor's acquiring the pro wrestling giant WWE.
Reports of the acquisition broke on Sunday evening during the second night of WrestleMania 39, and were officially announced by all parties involved on Monday morning.
Fighters and fans have been reacting to the news since Sunday night, with McGregor taking center stage by posting a photoshopped image of himself with a WWE title belt over one shoulder and a UFC title belt over the other. Others, such as multiple-time NCAA wrestling champion Bo Nickal and social media influencer/boxer Jake Paul, have also chimed in with their thoughts on the matter.
Nickal called the WWE roster "easy money" and wrote, "I want them all" on Twitter, while Paul expressed optimism that the joining of the two mega organizations could lead to improved fighter pay. As the details of the deal continue to unfold, the potential for cross-promotion between the UFC and WWE is clearly exciting fans and fighters alike, sparking wild speculation about what the future holds.
See more reactions from fighters below.
Congrats to the @ufc now worth a cool Proper $12bn. Wow! Endeavor bout to scoop the @WWE now also. Incredible. What a powerhouse!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 2, 2023
🇮🇪 @wwe, @ufc, @TheMacLife 🇺🇸 #itsinevitable pic.twitter.com/4m75uwZr23— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 2, 2023
I want them all. Easy money. https://t.co/hYgu8dCimk— Bo Nickal (@NoBickal) April 3, 2023
The UFC just bought the WWE!?— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) April 3, 2023
Who’s the first fighter gettin put thru a table from a ladder??
UFC + WWE makes too much sense. Great path to increasing fighter pay.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 2, 2023
Now that the @ufc is worth $12 Billion, I’ve got my eyes set on a new target #StayVicious #Endeavour @WWE pic.twitter.com/9gjkpME6BT— Jasmine Jasudavicius (@JasJasudavicius) April 2, 2023
Hope this become a thing https://t.co/o9SzQXyRvp pic.twitter.com/RHP5dGa5VT— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 2, 2023
So is this good or bad for fighter pay? 🤔 🧐 🤨 #AskingForAFriend https://t.co/pmjfKiibe1— Matt “The Steamrolla”Frevola (@SteamRollaa) April 3, 2023
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