The talks over a fight first began when Paul revealed he had made a $50 million offer to the Irishman. However, the talk over a fight died down as McGregor would end up losing to Dustin Poirier, while Paul’s boxing career began to take off. However, the time for a fight may be around the corner. Paul has bounced back from his loss to Tommy Fury, beating Nate Diaz in the process, as he fights next on December 15th, 2023, against Andre August. As for McGregor, a comeback is on after his USADA enrollment with a fight potentially against Michael Chandler. And provided that both fighters get through their next fights, then Attar did not dismiss a fight in any combat form, boxing or MMA.
Conor McGregor's manager refuses to rule out future fight with Jake Paul, as he admits the UFC legend will 'look at options' after making a return to the octagon https://t.co/NuuYYYP8uo pic.twitter.com/yU86B5dLSN
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 13, 2023
“I think the challenge with combat sports is looking that far ahead. You never say never. Getting back into the octagon is step one, going in and handling business there. Then, not looking past that, but then, obviously, when you get past that, look at your options and see what’s next,” Attar
As of now, McGregor’s focus will be on making a successful return from injury. There is no guarantee that McGregor will be the same, given that he has been away from combat sports for more than two years. Meanwhile, there is always a risk of a recurring injury, which is unideal given McGregor is entering into the latter parts of his career at the age of 35. However, a win over McGregor would undoubtedly be the biggest scalp of Paul’s career. So, moving forward, a fight could play out.
It will be interesting
— All Sport (ASport) (@kenogar) November 13, 2023
He's scared of Paul
— Ivy Top 1% 🔮 (@ivyClark_) November 13, 2023
Don’t do it
— s h a n n o n (@seahorses4evrr) November 13, 2023