Within the aftermath of Conor McGregor‘s first-round knockout victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday night time, WWE Corridor of Famer Mark Henry had some alternative phrases to say concerning the man often called “Notorious.” These remarks coated a number of aspects of the UFC fighter’s profession, together with the controversial feedback he made about modern-day WWE superstars a couple of years in the past.
As quoted by SEScoops, Henry appeared on Sunday’s episode of Busted Open Radio, the place he began his tirade about McGregor by opining that the Irishman is at present on “quality control.” The previous U.S. Olympic weightlifter mentioned that as a result of authorized troubles McGregor confronted within the months previous to UFC 246, individuals seem like advising him to tone down his ordinary posturing and never make a “spectacle” of himself.
After additional suggesting that McGregor’s general model appears to be struggling because of the controversies he had been concerned in, Henry revisited the remarks made by the 31-year-old fighter in 2016, the place he mentioned a number of disparaging issues about present-day WWE superstars, together with John Cena. Whereas McGregor did present some respect towards old-school legends corresponding to Ric Aptitude and described proprietor Vince McMahon and his household as “dons,” Henry accused the UFC standout of not being a real wrestling fan, suggesting that somebody as small as he’s in relation to WWE’s male roster wouldn’t stand an opportunity in opposition to them in a real-life struggle.
“There’s 50 guys in that WWE locker room that will hand him his a**. Just so y’all know. So don’t think for one second that a 140 pound dude is going to go in there and survive against [the 385-pound] Braun Strowman.”
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To additional stress his level, Henry prompt that Friday Evening SmackDown star Shorty G — a wrestler who was not too long ago renamed and repackaged to focus on his diminutive stature — would “rake [McGregor] over the coals” and “have him screaming for his mommy.” Like Henry, Shorty G (previously billed as Chad Gable) has reliable Olympic expertise, having represented america in wrestling below his actual title of Charles Betts.
Regardless of the character of his previous remarks, many have prompt that McGregor would make a superb match for WWE as a result of manner he carries himself in UFC. Earlier in January, former UFC heavyweight champion and present WWE famous person Cain Velasquez mentioned in an interview that McGregor’s promo abilities, in addition to his athleticism, may assist him make a easy transition from blended martial arts to sports activities leisure, as quoted by Give Me Sport.