Sheamus Says WWE Is ‘More Competitive’ Than UFC

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Sheamus believes that it takes ‘more edge’ to be a successful WWE Superstar than it does to make it as a UFC fighter.

The topic came up when the Irishman was asked about the possibility of his compatriot Conor McGregor becoming a wrestler during an interview with Stephanie Chase at Digital Spy.

“I don’t think it’s if, I think it’s a matter of when to be honest. If he wants to come in there with me, that’s grand,” Sheamus said. “He might get the fight of his life there, he might get couple of slaps he’s not used to. But that’s what it’s all about, getting in there and seeing a different type of environment. 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,” he continued.

The former WWE Champion then expressed his contentious take.

“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 realize how tough it is. But as I said, if he wants to come in and give it hand I have no bother stepping in the ring with him.”

As you might recall, back in 2016, McGregor referred to the WWE roster as “messed up p**sies,” and later clarified his comments on social media.

“I didn’t mean no disrespect to the WWE fans. What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s,” he tweeted.

Roman Reigns later responded saying, “You’re the size of my leg. Shut up.” MVP also chimed in with a tweet that read, “The way Nate Diaz Stockton slapped you or nah?”

Kurt Angle took it one step further though. He tweeted, “Very funny little guy. Why don’t you get your head out of Dana White’s ass.” Same for Rusev who wrote, “So much talk for a guy who fights 15 min matches twice a year…… Good for you Conor McGaiver.”

And not to be outdone, Sasha Banks simply said “Bring It.”