Eric Bischoff On If UFC Is Regretting Letting McGregor Fight Mayweather While They’re Having A Down Year

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released yesterday!

You can find a portion of Eric’s comments transcribed below.

Eric’s full, in-depth comments can be heard in the embedded audio player at the top of the post.

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On the recent report that UFC is having a down year financially and whether or not they regret letting Conor McGregor go box Floyd Mayweather in the midst of it:

EB: I don’t think it’s a decision you second guess, I think it’s the other way around. I would have made the same decision if I was in that seat. Conor McGregor is going to be a bigger star as a result of fighting Floyd than he was a year ago or six months ago. That’s assuming that the fight isn’t a complete embarrassment for Conor. I don’t think it will be. Assuming it’s not Conor McGregor is getting more press now and is a bigger brand name now than he ever would have been in two years in UFC. It’s a smart move on their part.

Eric Bischoff On Latest Brock To UFC Report, Brock’s Drawing Power, UFC’s Issue Creating New Stars, More

This week’s Bischoff on Wrestling kicks off with Eric and Nick discussing a few of the pro wrestling news headlines from the past week.


  • The rumored reason why UFC wants to get Brock Lesnar for another fight
  • Who UFC supposedly would like to face Lesnar next
  • The struggle UFC has making new stars
  • Jinder Mahal’s Punjabi Prison win
  • John Cena and Rusev’s use of the American flag in their Flag Match
  • Kevin Owens and AJ Styles passing the US Championship back and forth
  • Mark Henry announcing his in-ring retirement
  • More…

Eric then moves on to answer questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag regarding:

  • What one thing he would change if he was in charge of WWE
  • If the WCW announcers were told about Hulk Hogan being the NWO’s third man before he revealed himself
  • His favorite pre-NWO WCW segment
  • Why Hulk Hogan never had a rematch with Goldberg for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
  • What Eric learned about business while working for Vince McMahon and WWE
  • What politician Eric would have liked to have taken his role as RAW GM when he stepped down in 2005
  • If he likes the WWE 24 format
  • If he ever tried to sign Kurt Angle to WCW
  • Other than the Hulk Hogan turn what segment he felt he was a part of in WCW that got the most heat
  • If the Attitude Era would have happened without the NWO
  • What pro wrestling companies need to do these days to compete with WWE
  • If Dave Meltzer’s rating system is good for pro wrestling
  • More…

Related: Eric Bischoff On AJ Styles’ WWE Live Event Title Win & Whether AJ Deserves More Than The WWE US Championship

You can find a special Bischoff on Wrestling Overrun on featuring an in-depth review of Capitol Wrestling episode 16 which can also be found on IRW. Here are a couple preview notes for the episode:

  • With a 6’8 297 3/4lbs “Endgame” awaiting, can Sonny Kiss overcome the bearded badass, Ken Dixon?
  • In six man tag team action the newly formed Danger Family look to assert their dominance against the ever popular Perfect Strangers and a mystery partner
  • And in our main event, in a rematch from the very first episode of Capitol Wrestling, we see Jeff Cannonball look for revenge against John Kermon

Eric and Nick also take some time at the end of the Overrun to touch on a couple of the top American political headlines: