Becky Lynch discusses UFC stars transitioning to WWE.
Still riding high over dispatching Ronda Rousey from WWE and sending her on an "impregnation vacation," Becky Lynch joined Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan to discuss Conor McGregor and Cris Cyborg joining WWE.
"Ronda Rousey came in with a lot of equity and she's an incredibly natural athlete," said Lynch. "But this isn't her domain, this isn't what she's obsessed about for years and years and years. It's what I have. So, for me, it was a matter of saying, 'Okay, yeah, you're naturally gifted. Yeah, you're born tough. But that's not nearly as impressive or long-lasting as being made tough.' Because I know I'm not the smartest, I'm not the fastest, I'm not the most athletic; but my God, I am the hardest working and I obsess about it more than anybody. So my goal was to take that championship she was holding hostage, and free it and defend it, and give it to somebody – me – who loves this business more than anything."
Cyborg has tried to insert herself in the WWE picture multiple times since Rousey joined the company last year, but thus far has yet to appear in any official capacity with WWE. She recently posted a photo of herself on Twitter holding a Money in the Bank briefcase.
"Cris Cyborg, again, another very talented professional in her field, in her field," Lynch told Dukes. "Look, if anybody loves it, if anybody's gonna obsess about this, if anybody's gonna put in the work, then do it. But you can't just come from another field and expect to be handed everything. Ronda was, but then we showed her the door quite quickly a year later. So yeah, if Cris Cyborg wants to work, if she wants to get training, if she wants to pay her dues, then by all means," she said. "But if she thinks that she can step from an MMA world into my world, well then that's a whole different kettle of fish. No less than if I just went into her field without any proper training in that field. This is a different sport, and this is a different grind that not everybody is able (to do)."
Another name rumored to make a jump to WWE is Conor McGregor, who teased the idea of showing up to WrestleMania 35 and helping Lynch prior to the event. McGregor is currently waiting for his next UFC fight to be booked.
"I'm not sure what the future holds for Conor. But, like I said, again, if he wants to work for it, by all means. Come on, Conor. I'll give ya a little bit of training. I'll show you the ropes."
Lynch will have her hands full on May 19 at WWE Money in the Bank when she defends her Raw Women's Title against Lacey Evans and her SmackDown Women's Title against Charlotte Flair in two separate matches.