“He’d be A Huge Star for Us”- Drew McIntyre Excited to See Khabib Nurmagomedov – Paul Heyman Duo in WWE

Published 03/25/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia compete against Dustin Poirier of United States in their Lightweight Title Bout during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)


UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the world of MMA in 2020 after securing the Undisputed UFC Lightweight Championship. He beat Justin Gaethje in a dominating fashion, but claimed he would not fight anymore because of his father’s death. With his MMA career behind him, Drew McIntyre believes Khabib can make it in the WWE.

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Drew McIntyre believes Khabib Nurmagomedov can make it in WWE

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Drew McIntyre is a fan of MMA and has a special liking for Conor McGregor. Although they represent different countries and different sports, McGregor and McIntyre are quite similar.

However, the former WWE Champion believes Khabib can also make it in the WWE, although he can’t talk trash like Conor.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Drew McIntyre commented on whether Khabib would make it in WWE. He even recommended WWE pair the UFC star with Paul Heyman, or even MVP to help him in the promo department.

“He’s so talented that I reckon he could make some noise, and if he can’t make the noise himself, we’ve got Paul Heyman. We’ve got a few talented people that can carry the load when it comes to talking. You know MVP’s done a heck of a job for Lashley. Maybe that’s another name to throw in the hat.”

Former champion praises Khabib

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 04: Drew McIntyre speaks during a WWE Downunder media opportunity at Crown Entertainment Complex on October 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Drew praised Khabib’s understanding of the sport and claimed he’d be a huge star for WWE.

“He’s such an amazing performer at UFC, and if he can’t quite figure out that part, we’ll make it work. That’s what we’re all about; reflecting the positives and hiding the negatives. I think the fans will be very excited to see him.”

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While Khabib coming to WWE seems likely, his former rival coming to WWE was an absolute certainty a while ago. Conor McGregor has spewed bile about the WWE but has shown respect to people like Vince McMahon, Finn Balor, and Becky Lynch.

“McGregor gets it, but Khabib’s so talented, [Khabib] would figure it out. He’d be a huge star for us too.”

With a resume second to none and the skills to boot, Khabib Nurmagomedov would be a force to be reckoned with in the WWE. His popularity has soared since he destroyed Conor McGregor in 2018, after which he became the most dominant mixed-martial artist in the world.

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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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