Conor McGregor ‘might look elsewhere’ for return in gentle of rising criticism, says supervisor
In accordance with Conor McGregor’s supervisor Audie Attar, Michael Chandler won’t essentially be the fighter ‘the Infamous’ faces upon his return to the octagon.
Attar just lately appeared in an interview with Farah Hannoun for MMA Junkie, the place he spoke about numerous issues together with his MMA shoppers and the McGregor-USADA state of affairs.
Talking concerning the Irishman’s subsequent struggle, the supervisor talked about that McGregor did have the freedom to select an opponent apart from Chandler for his UFC return.
Attar then added that since McGregor and Chandler just lately did The Final Fighter, a struggle between the 2 athletes made sense:
“[Conor McGregor] at all times might look elsewhere. All people’s at all times doubting him and criticising him and being essential however in the end, they will see when he steps into that octagon and in the end, I believe they might eat their phrases then however until then, we’re simply gonna do our factor and you recognize, go about it the proper manner and he is getting ready on the finish of the day and that is an important factor. Chandler is smart however so do others. However Chandler is who he has his eyes set on. Clearly, we did that present realizing that that matchup was going to be subsequent.”
Try Audie Attar’s feedback from the 6:38 mark beneath:
McGregor and Chandler just lately took up teaching roles within the newest season of UFC’s cult present The Final Fighter (TUF). The 2 have been anticipated to share the octagon later this yr however as of now, the struggle appears in jeopardy as no official announcement has been made for the matchup.
Conor McGregor’s supervisor speaks concerning the timeline of the Irishman’s return
Throughout his current chat with Farah Hannoun for MMA Junkie,additionally mentioned the potential timeline for his shopper ‘s UFC comeback.
Attar stated that though a struggle in 2023 was not out of the realm of risk, 2024 seemed to be the best timeline for the Irishman’s return:
“We won’t rule out the tip of the yr however I believe, simply by way of the place we’re proper now, by way of the date, it is probably going to be 2024. I believe that is what the UFC has their eyes set on. So, we’ll see sort of precisely when that’ll be.” [from the 7:16 mark]
Conor McGregor must be within the USADA testing pool for six months to be eligible to compete within the Octagon. Nonetheless, as of now, ‘The Infamous’ has not re-entered the pool, drastically.