The Celtic Warrior has warned Notorious (Photo: WWE)
The Celtic Warrior has left the door open for his fellow Irishman to make the leap from the octagon to the squared circle, but he thinks the MMA star might be in for a nasty surprise.
He told Digital Spy: ‘In UFC you fight once a year or twice a year, in WWE we’re fighting every week. We’re taking big bumps every week, the physicality we go through is crazy.
‘It’s a different world we’re in, I think it’s definitely more competitive, it’s definitely more physical. It takes more edge being in WWE than it does doing the UFC stuff.
‘I’ll probably get slated online for saying that but until you actually do our schedule you don’t really realise how tough it is.’
Will he step in a WWE ring? (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
McGregor has been very vocal about the wrestling business, previously slating the industry and its performers – but Sheamus thinks he’s gearing up for the move one day.
‘He’s teased [coming to WWE] a couple of times,’ he added. ‘I think WWE would suit him down to the ground.
‘You know, we’ve had a lot of people come in and out, [Floyd] Mayweather came in, a lot of celebrities have come in, a lot of sports people.
‘So I don’t think anyone would raise eyebrows if he came in to WWE. I don’t think it’s if, I think it’s a matter of when to be honest.’
Last summer, Conor even had a Twitter pop at Vince McMahon himself, which led to Drew McIntyre – Sheamus’ pal and current WWE Champion – stepping in.
He tweeted: ‘Big man @TheNotoriousMMA picking a fight with ANOTHER 70 year old, you couldn’t drop a guy in a pub, you have no chance against Vince.
‘You’re just the latest guy thinking he can have his PR team stick my title on his shoulder & walk into our world. Stick to whiskey McTapper’.