Conor McGregor’s Manager Discusses “Options” For UFC Champ, Says Star Wants Third Bout With Nate Diaz
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen what’s next for Conor McGregor, following his loss to Floyd Mayweather last night, and a third fight with Nate Diaz remains on his list.
Leading up to Saturday’s bout, McGregor said he’s open to future fights in MMA and in boxing, and UFC President Dana White said the star will return to the Octagon next. Following McGregor’s loss yesterday, his manager Audie Attar had this to say while discussing the fighter’s next bout (quote via MMA Junkie):
“He wants that trilogy (with Diaz),” Attar said. “You’ve got Khabib calling him out, then you obviously have Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee who are fighting for the interim lightweight title. You have Max Holloway, who is the 145 champ now, who Conor beat after blowing out his ACL at the beginning of the fight. You have options, and he loves mixed martial arts.
“Everyone is like, ‘Oh, he’s going to retire – he made so much money.’ He’s ambitious. He’s super ambitious, and he loves to fight. He loves to compete and he’s a superb professional athlete. So there’s much more of Conor McGregor that everybody will see, and we’ll see what’s next.”
McGregor hasn’t fought for the UFC since last November, when he took out Eddie Alvarez to secure the 155 title. Prior to that, McGregor and Diaz battled twice in welterweight contests, and each man recorded a win.