Agent says McGre­gor will re­turn to oc­tagon

Evening Express (City Final) - - Sport -

CONOR McGre­gor’s highly-an­tic­i­pated re­turn to the UFC to de­fend his light­weight ti­tle will hap­pen at some point, ac­cord­ing to his man­ager Audie At­tar. McGre­gor has not stepped foot in the oc­tagon since stop­ping Ed­die Al­varez to cap­ture the 155lb crown in Novem­ber last year but re­mains the com­pany’s star at­trac­tion. He sig­nif­i­cantly boosted his pro­file in a mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar box­ing show­down with Floyd May­weather and, de­spite be­ing beaten, the Ir­ish­man’s next move is a hot topic of de­bate, with At­tar re­veal­ing dis­cus­sions are al­ready un­der way. He said: “As it re­lates to mixed mar­tial arts, I think Conor has been clear that he wants to come back and fight for the UFC. So there is no ques­tion that is go­ing to hap­pen.

“Who that is go­ing to be and what is next is still to be de­ter­mined. We are just start­ing to talk and ex­plore all the op­tions. But Conor is a draw. He does record­break­ing gates and payper-views.”

Tony Fer­gu­son is in pole po­si­tion to take on McGre­gor af­ter cap­tur­ing the in­terim UFC light­weight strap.

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