Becky Lynch has shared her thoughts on a potential switch to MMA after her wrestling career is done.
The female star is coming off quite the remarkable year, having won both of WWE’s women’s titles at WrestleMania 35. Lynch will also make history as the first WWE superstar to ever feature on the cover of ESPN the Magazine when the blockbuster issue drops on Friday.
Becky’s drive has prompted Connor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh to make certain claims, boasting the future WWE Hall of Famer could become a top MMA fighter in just a year.
“You know what, I want her to give MMA a go, give me a year and I’d have her fighting at a high level. No doubt,” he said last month.
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“She has an engine and she’s tough as hell. We know what that is, what she does, but you get smacked around and take big hits.”
Lynch was asked about Kavanagh’s statement by ESPN at the ESPYs on Wednesday night and did not pour water on the notion. In fact, she credited former MMA star Ronda Rousey with giving her the belief that she could do anything.
“If it’s one thing that I learned fighting with Ronda Rousey is that I can take quite a beating but I always get back up” she explained (h/t Sescoops). “Somebody tell me I can’t do it, I’ll do it. I will be in there next week.”
Wrestlers transitioning to MMA is nothing novel. The likes of CM Punk, Bobby Lashley and Jack Swagger have all gotten involved with the business – although it hasn’t worked out that great for Punk at UFC.
Whether we’ll see Lynch move from the ring to the octagon is totally up to time to decide. And who knows? she may already have plans to try her hand. If that’s the case, we don’t imagine it happening anytime soon as she’s at the height of her WWE metier right now.
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