It turns out that the UFC and WWE have some big news dropping that should come to fruition early next week.
In fact, it’s caught the attention of Conor McGregor, as he shares his reaction to the incoming deal.
According to Joe Pompliano, Endeavor, the parent company of the UFC, is finalizing a deal to acquire the WWE. Doing so will make the two sports leagues sister companies.
BREAKING: Endeavor is finalizing a deal to buy WWE, according to @sherman4949.
Endeavor will then combine WWE and the UFC into one publicly traded company.
Shares of WWE are up 33% this year, and the deal gives WWE an enterprise value of more than $9 billion. pic.twitter.com/kjSt3v9qtf
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) April 2, 2023
This is massive news for combat sports. These are two of the biggest sports in that realm working under the same umbrella.
Conor McGregor couldn’t help but share his reaction to the news, as he seems excited about what is transpiring for the UFC and WWE.
Congrats to the @ufc now worth a cool Proper $12bn. Wow! Endeavor bout to scoop the @WWE now also. Incredible. What a powerhouse!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 2, 2023
This eventual signing likely won’t mean much will change in either organization. Regardless, plenty of fans are joking about some UFC-WWE crossover matches.
I wanna see this matchup ASAP pic.twitter.com/fw08Tn2BwL
— Zoheb MMA (@ZohebMMA) April 2, 2023
Should Conor McGregor go for a WWE title?
Mcgregor at the end of the year pic.twitter.com/XIi6aH3yUA
— PΛЯIIΛ💭 (@ThePariia) April 2, 2023
Sign me up for that matchup.
The dream match we all want. pic.twitter.com/QfWnC2jWKF
— 👑𝔸𝕕𝕒𝕞 𝔾𝕠𝕝𝕕𝕓𝕖𝕣𝕘👑 (@AdamGoldberg28) April 2, 2023
All jokes aside, this is big news for both organizations. Endeavor came to play and are making some serious money off of both sports leagues.