The "Conor McGregor to the WWE" speculation has become a hot topic of debate lately. Hall Of Fame announcer Jim Ross made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Thursday and added his name to the list of people who believe "The Notorious" will eventually make his way into the squared circle.
"I know that he's an amazing performer and an amazing talent. I have great respect for the UFC, everything they do, and him," Ross said. "There's no way you can convince me that Conor McGregor will not earn a massive check from Vince McMahon someday in the future."
McGregor was rumored to be engaged in talks to appear at next year's WrestleMania. UFC president Dana White recently shot down those rumors, which seemingly ended the speculation. J.R. said he believes McGregor will be a natural fit in the WWE for a one-time appearance down the line.
"It will not be a career deal, it would be a one-off special occasion, massive promotion, I would suggest maybe at a WrestleMania somewhere down the road," he said. "But the attraction is there, the marketing is there, the money is there, so why not make it happen? So I think Conor is guaranteed for that."
Earlier this month, Stephanie McMahon fanned the flames by saying she thinks McGregor "would be a perfect fit with WWE." Chris Jericho also commented on the matter last month and said it would be a "no brainer" for him to make the jump from the UFC to the WWE. McGregor would have no shortage of potential feuds after he insulted WWE superstars on Twitter and said he would "slap the head off the entire roster."
McGregor, the current UFC lightweight champion, is coming off a 10th-round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather in August. J.R. said he believes McGregor will make a return to the UFC before he does business with the WWE.
"And I also think Conor's not done in the octagon either, I think he's a competitor," J.R. said. "He likes to prove that he's the alpha-male."