McGregor Ready To “Get Back To Business”
Following the resolution of his legal troubles, Conor McGregor’s head coach, Owen Roddy claims his fighter is ready to “push for a fight.”
Speaking with MMA Fighting, Roddy revealed that McGregor is planning his next steps following a plea deal that would keep him out of jail for his UFC 223 Bus attack.
“That’s what we all envisaged would happen, and it’s just great to be able to get back to doing what we love to do,” Roddy told MMA Fighting.
“Conor has been eager to get back out there; he’s been eager to get something in front of him, to set a date and to push for fight. I think now that it’s out of the way, the potential for Conor to get back in there is very, very high.”
Roddy claims that ever since the incident at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, all plans were put on pause.
“Everything was put on hold because of this. We all had hoped that we would get the news that we got today, but of course, nothing could have been set in stone before the decision came through. Anything could have happened, so everything had to be put on hold until Conor got this sorted. I know we are all eager to see what’s coming next and I’m sure something’s going to lined up.”
“That seems about right,” Roddy said to the idea of a McGregor and Nurmagomedov showdown later this year.
“I’m sure it’s all going to be negotiated now. I would like to see that fight this year and I think the frontrunner to be Conor’s opponent for his return is Khabib. As I said before, he’s eager to get something going, he’s been training hard. He’s been doing all sorts of wrestling and jiu-jitsu — he’s just been enjoying his training. I’m sure he’s going to strike a deal with the UFC, and whenever he’s in there, we’ll be prepared.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting