Conor McGregor's manager claims his UFC return will be 'the greatest comeback in sports history'

  • Tom Ward
Conor McGregor & Audie Attar

Conor McGregor‘s UFC return will be ‘the greatest comeback in sports history’, according to the former two-division champion’s manager Audie Attar.

The Irish MMA legend, 34, hasn’t step foot inside the Octagon since breaking his leg during his trilogy defeat to Dustin Poirier last July.

However McGregor has been working hard to get back in the cage as soon as possible in recent months, with Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler all mentioned as potential opponents.

And his manager and business partner Attar has revealed that McGregor is putting in the extra miles in training as he ‘loves this sport’ so much much.

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The founder of Paradigm Sports Management is just as excited as everyone else for the return of the Notorious.

And he insists that the best is yet to come as he will be back bigger and better than ever before.

Attar told MMA Junkie: “First and foremost, he loves this sport.

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Conor McGregor pictured with Phil Foden

“I think that’s the one thing that’s very special about him. It’s why it’s allowed him to reach a level of success that most fighters aspire to achieve. He loves it.

“The second part is he’s a competitor. Does he have more ambitions and goals that he wants to achieve? Absolutely.

“I think that’s what makes it so special and so intriguing and it’s going to be an interesting story, and I do believe it’s going to be the greatest comeback in sports history.”

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As for who’s next for McGregor, Attar remained tight-lipped.

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However, he did admit that he can understand why other people are calling him out as he represents the biggest payday of their careers.

He added: “I mean, Conor said it best: It’s red panty night when you fight him.

“So at the end of the day, I don’t think it’s changed. The colour of the panties haven’t changed. So ultimately, I think a lot of the fighters want that.

“They want that payday, but they also want that experience to be able to say that they fought Conor McGregor. They all aspire to win that fight, and so that’s a normal thing. I don’t think anybody’s shocked by that.”

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