After over two years away from The Octagon, it appears that UFC legend Conor McGregor is set to make his return soon
Conor McGregor’s longtime agent, Audie Attar, recently discussed The Notorious One’s future and how he expects his client to make his UFC return in 2024.
It’s been a little over two years since McGregor last fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as he suffered a broken tibia during his July 2021 fight against Dustin Poirier that led to extensive rehab and much speculation that the fighter might just call it quits.
It would be understandable if the 35-year-old UFC star were to retire at this point. He’s made hundreds of millions in both The Octagon and the world of advertising. McGregor has endorsed multiple products like Reebok, Bud Light, and Monster Energy, and is considered one of the most recognizable and marketable professional athletes globally. So, money isn’t what will factor into his decision.
Instead, his agent says it’s Conor McGregor’s “competitive fire” that will see him fight again at some point in 2024.
“His competitive fire is still there from an athletic perspective, even though he doesn’t have to compete. He wants to compete. I think that’s key,” Attar told Fox News Digital. “He’s excited to get back in there.”
“Being able to not only get past that hurdle [of injury] and start to really ramp up training, and then has his eyes set on his return into the octagon in 2024, is exciting. I would expect him to fight – don’t have a set date yet, but sometime, let’s call it April or Q1, Q2 phase as well.”
Conor McGregor was eyeing UFC 300 in April as the headliner for what would be a huge event for the promotion. However, reports have now surfaced that a setback during training has pushed any potential return to action until July.
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