WWE are very interested in bringing Conor McGregor to WrestleMania

The Dubliner has proven to help sell pay-per-view in America

WWE are very interested in bringing Conor McGregor to WrestleMania

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After his win at UFC 205, Conor McGregor improved his standing as one of the most marketable sports stars on the planet.

Of the 20,000 fans in attendance in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, to see McGregor's win over Eddie Alvarez, one of the most interested viewers was WWE's Executive Vice-President Paul Levesque (aka Triple H).

The UFC featherweight and lightweight champion has previously spoken about WWE wrestlers, and the Dubliner is regularly linked to an appearance with the company.

Speaking in a podcast earlier this week, not wrestling and MMA journalist Dave Meltzer revealed that WWE have already made big advances towards McGregor to appear at next year's WrestleMania in April.

"Triple H wants him. If you were in the crowd you'd want him too. There is no deal right now, but as far as I know is it being talked about? Absolutely. Probably a WrestleMania appearance. I can't see him learning the wrestling thing. I mean why would he? They can't pay him $40 million a year, but they can pay him for a WrestleMania appearance." 

After Brock Lesnar's appearance at UFC 200, there is a working relationship between both companies. The Dubliner helped break the UFC's pay-per-view record last weekend. He could do the same at Wrestlemania.