Two-time WWE champion Drew McIntyre weighed attention to a debate about the future of Khabib Nurmagomedov this week, saying he would be a great wrestler.
Following Khabib’s official retirement from the UFC last week, announced by Dana White, there has already been much speculation about what the 32-year-old Russian will do next.
McIntyre seemed convinced that Khabib would be great in the ring and that audiences from all over the world would tune in to watch the UFC legend compete in the WWE.
Unlike many UFC and WWE superstars, Nurmagomedov is not known for his game of talking to garbage, but solely for his fight. This could raise questions about his ability to adapt to WWE – a notoriously performative sport.
Speaking to TMZ, McIntyre suggested a way around this problem:
“[Khabib’s] so talented that I guess he could make a little noise, and if he can’t make the noise himself, we have Paul Heyman. We have a few talented people who can handle the burden when it comes to conversation. “
McIntyre seemed convinced that even without a good game of talking to the garbage, the WWE team would find a way for Nurmagomedov to succeed:
“The MVP did the hacking job for [Bobby] Lashley. Maybe it’s another name to throw in the hat. But, [Khabib’s] such an amazing performer in the UFC, and if he can’t figure out that part exactly, we’ll make it a success. “
“We will improve the positives and hide the negatives.”
Heyman – Brock Lesnar’s hypeman – has legendary status in the WWE and a partnership between him and Nurmagomedov would definitely be popular among fans.
McIntyre thinks the same: “I think the fans would be very excited.”
Of course, these are all speculations for now and Nurmagomedov has never spoken publicly about moving to the WWE.
Now, however, given its uncertainty about the future, the move would be less surprising than ever before. That could make Khabib a superstar in both the octagon and the WWE.
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