Manager: McGregor ‘Definitely’ Plans To Return To MMA


Given the incredible sum of money UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will make for his August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, some have wondered whether or not we’ll ever see the Irishman back in the Octagon. UFC President Dana White has said that McGregor would like to fight again before the end of the year, but many remain skeptical.

His longtime manager, Audie Attar, however, recently confirmed that a return to the UFC is ‘definitely’ the plan for McGregor:

“Conor is a very ambitious young man. And those are two key words, young and ambitious,” said Attar on a recent appearance on The MMA Hour. “He has a lot more that he wants to accomplish athletically and a businessman. He definitely want to fight in MMA again. If all goes well and he feels good, he could fight at the end of the year. There are no guarantees, but it’s definitely in his plans to come back and compete again in the UFC.’

Given the fact that McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match, many are giving him no chance against Mayweather, a 49-0 former five division world champion. Many have even criticized the fight by calling it nothing more than a ‘money grab’. Attar, however, is confident that the “Notorious” one will ‘shock the world’ on August 26:

“Hi haters,” he laughed. “It’s the same people that said it wasn’t going to happen, so you can’t pay attention to all of that negativity. If you paid attention to all the people that told you that you can’t, then you are not going to be living out your dream. My thing to them is, ‘tune in and watch and we will see.’ That’s a mistake. This is a young man that knows how to throw them hands and has all the skills he needs to compete at the highest level. On August 26, I’m confident he will go out there and shock the world,” he said, adding that he believes McGregor will knockout Mayweather.

How do you expect the fight to play out?

  • leonaidis

    He wont fight Khabib or Ferguson. He won’t go down and fight Holloway. Unless he get’s one of these guys on short notice. So I’m thinking he’ll come back and fight #8 ranked Nate Diaz again, and probably loose or barely beat him. The ufc can’t have him get beat up again after he gets his ass handed to him by Floyd, so perhaps they’ll have him fight at 170 again so that they have excuses for his loss once again.

    The only fight that Conor has had that has made him look good is the Alvarez fight. Both Diaz fights were terrible, from both fighters. The Aldo fight might just have been luck. The Mendez fight was a joke. He ate almost 90% of everything that Siver threw at him.

    He is all hype, and now many idiots think he’ll have a chance against the best of another sport his first time around??? You got to be kidding me!! He couldn’t even out box Nate Diaz!!

    • Murderous1

      I agree

      • Jamie Eyles

        Agreed. McChicken is like Bitchsping – cowards afraid to defend their belts against legitimate contenders. All the money in the world will not change these legacies. And it will eat them into retirement. Bank on it.

        • leonaidis

          Bisping has been around a long, long time. He should’ve gotten a shot at the title years a go. The way the ufc is run today, who can blame him for trying to make as much money as possible from his last fights. Conor and Bisping are so different you can’t compare them. Conor is all hype, Bisping is all work, for a long, long time, but the ufc has always “anti-hyped” him although he’s been one of the cleanest strikers in the ufc since he joined. Let’s se were Conor is in 10 years in the ufc. Bisping is champ after 10 years at the top, with no hype, only hate from the ufc. Bispings legacy is so much more than his championship, his last years wont tarnish that.

      • Kevin A

        There is no shame in losing to a guy like Nate. He’s as tough as they come…+he’s a bigger man, though I thought Nate won that 2nd fight with McGregor doing everything he could to avoid him by running out of gas and running away from him. People who gas out and run away don’t deserve to win.
        Mcgregor is a loudmouth egotistical secret believing idiot… and I personally do not like the man..granted…but he can fight…there is no denying that