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Report: Conor McGregor declines ‘hefty’ offer by WWE to appear at Wrestlemania this April

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Everyone is waiting for Conor McGregor to step back inside of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon. The mixed martial arts (MMA) megastar has taken a leave of absence for the birth of his first child and presumably won’t return to action for at least another five months. Still, McGregor has made headlines along the way and continued that trend this week. Unlike fellow UFC cash cow Ronda Rousey, McGregor has declined an offer by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to appear at Wrestlemania this April during his current down time.

“WWE has made no secret of its desire to do something with Conor McGregor and there were talks between the two parties about this year,” said a source close to the situation in a recent report by The Sun. “Because he’s taking time off from the UFC, there was a talk about doing something at this year’s Wrestlemania in April, but it wasn’t to be despite a hefty offer.”

While McGregor has been no stranger to testing the bounds of entertainment and crossing over to as many platforms as possible, it may be better for the UFC lightweight champ to lay low, take care of business and continue to prepare for the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson going down at UFC 209 this March. After all, McGregor hasn’t been too kind to the WWE universe and may walk into an angry mob of professional wrestlers.

That said, there’s a good chance that the quick-talking Irishman one day steps inside of the WWE ring. UFC has signed off on this type of thing before, but maybe 2017 isn’t the year to get it done, no matter how much cash is on the table.

Source:: mma mania