- Becky Lynch has said she could break Conor McGregor’s arm in “three short seconds.”
- Lynch is one of the biggest names in WWE right now, and a key part in a flourishing women’s wrestling scene.
- The tough-talking Irishwoman speaks in the third person and has naturally been likened to McGregor.
- Lynch tweeted about the comparisons in a typically abrasive fashion, and McGregor himself responded.
- It is unclear where this relationship is heading but one thing is certain – WWE stars have populated the UFC roster before, and a former UFC champion is currently one of the WWE’s best-known stars.
- As for a McGregor appearance in WWE? Stranger things have happened.
Becky Lynch has said on Twitter that she could break Conor McGregor’s arm in three seconds.
A two-time champion on the WWE brand Smackdown, Lynch plays a key part in a flourishing women’s wrestling scene.
Women’s wrestling in WWE has been galvanised by the antics of the former UFC champion Ronda Rousey and by WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon’s statement that 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams would be the kind of signing that the company craves.
But another development creating headlines is the evolution of Lynch’s character into a tough-talking Irishwoman who speaks in the third person. This new arc attracted comparisons to McGregor –himself an Irishman and a master of the verbal slapdown.
It was not long before Lynch discovered she had been likened to McGregor, and she tweeted about it in a typically abrasive fashion.
If you think McGregor would get riled at the thought of a WWE wrestler claiming she could break his bones, you’d think wrong.
Perhaps overjoyed at the plug of his new whisky brand Proper No. Twelve, McGregor responded in a light-hearted fashion. And, depending on how you read his tweet, McGregor either offered Lynch a drink, or offered to be her security.
“Call me when you need Proper back up,” he said.
This was not the end of their back-and-forth and it appears Lynch would accept that back-up in New York, in the spring, which is coincidentally the same time Wrestlemania 35, the biggest event in the WWE calendar, is held at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, eight miles from New York City.
“Cheers, Conor,” Lynch said. “I’m carrying two divisions at the moment, but you know exactly how that is. I hear New York is nice in the spring, though.”
It is unclear where this crossover relationship is heading, but one thing is for sure – WWE stars have populated the UFC roster before, with alternating success (Brock Lesnar became a heavyweight champion for the ages, while CM Punk became a meme), while the former UFC champion Rousey grew into one of the marquee names in the entire WWE stable.
The WWE has even sent text messages to the UFC boss Dana White regarding McGregor. WWE promoter Vince McMahon reportedly told White that a McGregor appearance in professional wrestling “might be good someday,” according to Bleacher Report.
McGregor is currently without a UFC opponent. He was most recently defeated by the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in dominant fashion, and has been campaigning for a rematch by claiming he did not lose the battle and that the war goes on.