AEW Faction the Dark Order Try to Recruit UFC Star Conor McGregor

Published 01/25/2021, 7:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor enters the Octagon before facing Jose Aldo in their featherweight championship fight during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The Dark Order’s recruitment is still on, and the latest person on their list might shock you. After suffering a devastating defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, Conor McGregor is now being scouted by the Dark Order. Alan Angels, better known as Dark Order member #5, has already sought to get McGregor in AEW.

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Will Conor McGregor join the Dark Order?

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McGregor got his legs chopped from underneath him by his opponent from Lafayette, Louisiana, and then knocked on his backside. This loss might lead to McGregor bowing out of the world of MMA entirely.

A WWE run is obviously on the cards, as you either retire an MMA legend or live long enough to become a WWE Superstar. However, what are the odds of the Irish Superstar coming to All Elite Wrestling?

The relationship between WWE and Conor McGregor has not been great. McGregor has maintained an attitude of dismissiveness towards the WWE and its employees. In 2016, McGregor posted a tweet that said he could slap the heads off of the WWE roster.

Current AEW superstar Chris Jericho was one of the WWE stars who responded to Conor’s comment. The former AEW Champion told McGregor that he would embarrass him.

That would be a dream match, and if Conor comes to AEW, a match with Jericho should be on the cards.

If he joins the Dark Order, McGregor would be a highlight on AEW Dynamite and Being the Elite. His interactions with Evil Uno, Anna Jay and of course, John Silver will be nothing short of absolute comedy gold.

How successful will Conor be in wrestling?

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Any company that McGregor joins would benefit from his presence because of his star power and sense of realism he brings to the table. By looking at the influence Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar had on the WWE, McGregor would have a far greater impact than the stars of the past.

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His net worth ahead of his fight with Poirier was a whopping $100 million. McGregor’s salary would have to reflect his net worth, or he would stay away from the wrestling business.

His size will be an obvious hindrance to a potential wrestling career, but that can be improved. However, what they cannot improve is his “heart on the mouth” attitude.

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McGregor might be in it just for the money, but the implications of not being passionate about the sport could be catastrophic for AEW, WWE and whoever we associate with the Irish superstar.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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