The coming year will have one of the finest beginnings to its name. The very first event of the year 2020 will mark the return of the Irish phenom, Conor McGregor.
Conor has been highly inactive in the UFC in recent years. After he got his hands on both the featherweight and lightweight title, he took a self imposed lay-off from fighting inside the Octagon. During that period, his stardom increased manifolds as he went on to challenge Floyd Mayweather for the biggest pay day of his life.
When he made his way back into the Octagon against Khabib Nurmagomedov, many people doubted that he wasn’t his same hungrier self. And the way the fight planned out, it just went on to reassure the same. However, as McGregor plans to make his return for the second time, his manager Audie Attar, claims that ‘Mystic Mac’ is reignited and will have a big year next.
“I’ve seen a level of fire that’s been reignited with him,” Attar told the Post in Hong Kong (via SCMP.com). “And I think that it’s no secret in terms of how successful he’s been. We’ve done things that nobody ever thought we could do, from the Floyd Mayweather fight to the type of contracts that he’s been able to earn. We’re very proud of that. Those don’t come easy.“
“Life is not linear, it’s not black or white, and we’re all gonna need to at times refocus and keep track of what’s important to us – what’s our purpose professionally, what’s our purpose personally.
“And I think when you keep those two things aligned and moving in the right direction together, I think you’re gonna have harmony in your life and happiness. And that’s where (Conor McGregor) is right now. He understands who he is. And he’s focused on achieving that. That’s why we’ve talked about this year being a season, not just one fight.”
He concluded with the following statement.
“I’m just so excited because I haven’t seen this in a couple of years and I’m telling people just sit back and you’ll see a performance of an old Conor McGregor, and I really believe that, because I believe that work’s being put in, and you can’t fake that.”
McGregor fans are dearly hoping that his manager’s words are true and the sport can have his biggest start regain his former glory and come into his own.