Mark Henry Says 50 WWE Superstars Would 'Hand Conor McGregor His Ass'
Mark Henry has launched a scathing attack on UFC star Conor McGregor, claiming that 50 WWE superstars could beat him up.
McGregor made a victorious return to the Octagon after 15 months away when he dominated Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246 in Las Vegas.
It put him right back in the mix after his devastating loss to rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 and was the perfect way to start what should be a huge 2020 for the Notorious.
But WWE Hall of Famer Henry was incredibly honest with his thoughts on the Irishman - believing he wouldn't last in WWE despite his brash, trash-talking persona.
The World's Strongest Man thinks as many as 50 members of the locker room would take him, varying from 6ft8, 385lbs Braun Strowman to accomplished amateur wrestler Chad Gable.
"He's not been a wrestling fan," Henry told Busted Open Radio, via Metro.
"He said things that was completely out of line, specially as it relates to him coming into the locker room and slapping everybody.
"I'm gonna tell you what, at that time, I was actually in the locker room. I welcome any 140 pounds or less guy on the planet to come and slap my face.
"I will tear your skin off and I will hang your skin in my closet.
"There's 50 guys in that WWE locker room that will hand him his ass. Just so y'all know. 'So don't think for one second that a 140 pound dude is going to go in there and survive against Braun Strowman.
"I would say that Chad Gable would rake him over the coals. Chad Gable will have him screaming for his mommy."
Henry is referring to the time McGregor riled up the WWE roster when he said they were "messed up p*****s."
A good chunk of the locker room fired back at him on social media and interviews, including former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar - who said he "takes bigger shits than McGregor".
McGregor pretended to apologise for his comments, only to slate them again.
He tweeted: "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.'
However, he did praise compatriot Becky Lynch when she became a double women's champion by beating Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey in the Wrestlemania main event - also teasing a switch to sports entertainment.
Congrats to Irelands Becky Lynch, the WWE's first Champ Champ.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 8, 2019
What a match these ladies put on! Ronda Rousey is something special in that ring, as is Charlotte Flair of the Flair dynasty!
Stephanie McMahon you are right, I could not do what these athletes do.
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