After $9.3 Billion Buyout, WWE’s Next MMA Crossover Sensation Could Be Conor McGregor’s Teammate

Published 04/09/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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A jump from the Octagon to the squared circle is a common practice among many notable MMA fighters. Ronda Rousey and Cain Velasquez are a few prominent names among those. The crossovers make even more sense after both companies merged as a part of a massive deal worth a whopping $21 billion dollars last Monday.

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Shortly after this big business move, former UFC Champion Conor McGregor teased his potential WWE debut on social media. The ‘Notorious One’ also imagined being a WWE Champion someday in the future. Now, it seems like his closest friend and MMA teammate Dillon Danis might come next on the list.

Dillon Danis can be the next WWE superstar with an MMA background

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29-year-old Dillon Danis recently rose to the headlines after he pulled out of his scheduled fight against KSI at the last minute. As per recent reports, the UFC star held back because he doesn’t feel fully prepared for a fight at this very time.

Despite snubbing his UFC match, Danis reportedly takes a lot of interest in WWE lately. According to the latest report by Ringsidenews, the UFC star can take the leap to the squared circle very soon. Though, as of now, the information received is pretty limited, still, this much has been known that WWE also showed some interest in the MMA fighter with a record of 13-8-0.

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While it’s too early to speculate anything, it seems like Dillon Danis will be a perfect pick for Triple H given that the young star has a charismatic presence, smooth-talking ability, a stout body, and fitness some fundamental things that are needed to be a WWE fit. Also, his age will give him an added benefit regarding the company that always takes an extra interest in signing under 30 talents.

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However, despite all the speculation and assumption for future crossovers, UFC president Dana White laid down a major red flag.

Dana White rules out the idea of a WWE X UFC crossover

Dana White recently weighed in on the positives of the recent blockbuster merger with WWE and potential crossovers in the future. Even though, after Endeavor has taken the two sports entertainment giants under a single shade, fans are naturally more inclined to expect a lot more crossover scenes, White himself downplayed the chances.

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While speaking in a recent interview with the Associated Press, The UFC president noted, “There won’t really be any type of crossover. Yeah, Brock Lesnar, who wanted to come over to the UFC and test himself, became the heavyweight champion. He’s that good of an athlete. Then, you had Ronda Rousey, who was a world champion here and then went over to WWE and tested herself there and became a world champion. That type of synergy will still exist.”

Now, we are yet to see if Dillon Danis will fall under White’s few elite list of acceptable crossovers that he mentioned and light up the world of pro wrestling in the future or not.

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Shreya Nag

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Shreya Nag is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, whose love for the sport began when she saw Cody Rhodes win the Royal Rumble in 2023. Since then, she has been an ardent fan of Rhodes and the world of pro wrestling. Shreya's writing combines her passion for the sport with her writing abilities, which she uses to provide readers with a nuanced analysis of WWE superstars.
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