Conor McGregor’s manager says WWE run a real possibility

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Nov 12, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Conor McGregor celebrates with his two championship belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. Adam Hunge / USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, has replaced Floyd Mayweather as the biggest box office draw in combat sports. And the "Notorious One" is entertaining thoughts about crossing over to the world of sports entertainment, according to his manager.

McGregor's manager, Audie Attar, said the Irishman was open to offers from WWE if the "price was right."

"I think it's all about business, man. If (WWE) is going to come with an offer, we are willing to entertain it. We are here. Have their people call his people -- which is me. We can have a conversation," Attar told ESPN in an interview.

McGregor wouldn't be the first combat athlete to crossover to the WWE. In 2008, Mayweather stepped into the ring for a match against Big Show at Wrestlemania XXIV. A few years ago, Ronda Rousey made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 and delivered a hip-toss on Stephanie McMahon. 

In recent years, the WWE and UFC have developed a working relationship. Brock Lesnar was allowed to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 despite being under contract with the WWE. Therefore, there is a strong possibility of McGregor, UFC's biggest star, appearing in a WWE ring in the near future.  

Conor McGregor to WWE very possible...

Also, McGregor has displayed the kind of showmanship and charisma needed to make an impact on the entertainment world. Paul Levesque, aka "Triple H," recently told the Daily Telegraph that McGregor had all the needed tools to be a crossover star. "He (McGregor) could come over (to WWE), he's got it all, man. He's got the personality, the skills, the talk. He's an entertainer, for sure."

Earlier this year, McGregor took pot shots at WWE superstars, calling them "dweebs" that he has no respect for. At the time, various WWE superstars dared McGregor to step into the squared circle instead of running his mouth.

“What’s the main guy? John Cena? He’s 40 years of age walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and headband talking about no one can see him. You can see him right there -- he’s a big fat 40-year-old failed Mr Olympia motherf-----,” McGregor said during his rant on social media, via news.com.au.

“Do you know what I mean? They’re dweebs those guys.”

McGregor's manager acknowledged that his client was trying to stir the pot on Twitter. "It's ultimately like, look -- I think Conor had his say via social media at times, but he also is someone that appreciates people that sacrifice and train and are dedicated to their craft, whatever it may be."

Conor McGregor is currently enjoying a well-deserved break after entering the octagon four times in the span off 11 months. Wrestlemania is scheduled to take place in Orlando on April 2. Could we see an appearance from the "Notorious One"?