Hours after announcing his retirement--or could just be playing some sort of intimidation game--UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor followed a handful of top WWE personnel including the COO, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, his wife, Stephanie McMahon, and Shane McMahon, as well as Superstar Becky Lynch. Via the website DoesFollow.com, McGregor followed Triple H today, but does not follow back...for now.
It would be a huge blow to UFC as McGregor was scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC's upcoming megaevent UFC 200 in July. Though, sources have stated that McGregor is quite serious about his retirement and looking to move on from the Octagon.
Multiple sources are adamant at this time that McGregor's tweet isn't a joke, troll job or hoax of any kind. Reason(s) behind it is unclear.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 19, 2016
So what next? Well, this is all highly speculative at the moment, but this wouldn't be the first time a UFC fighter jumped aboard the WWE circuit, going back to Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock in the late 90's. McGregor could do well in the WWE, if trained properly to suit their more grounded technique.