Update On Conor-Cowboy Negotiations

Conor McGregor’s return has been talked about for months and now it seems his likely opponent, Cowboy Cerrone will be standing across from the former champion early next year.

“I would say that talks have been progressing,” McGregor’s manager Audie Attar said to the South China Morning Post. “We’ve met them, we’re in close communication with them. I would hope that an announcement could happen in the coming weeks, but at the end of the day, it’s still a work in progress,”

“I always knew he wasn’t going to end on that note,” Attar said of McGregor’s loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

“He never has to fight one fight more in his life. At the end of the day, that’s the thing people forgot about him; he actually is a competitor. He dares to do things differently. He strives for greatness and dreams for things that nobody thought that he could accomplish, and he’s doing that again. That’s what’s exciting. It’s exciting to be a part of that and witness that and see that fire in him again. I love it.”

“When you look back to when he was winning fights, he was fighting often,” Attar said of McGregor’s ascent to the top of the UFC’s featherweight and lightweight divisions. “He wasn’t fighting once a year, he was fighting often, he was staying active…

“I don’t see him slowing down. I think that fighting once a year for the last couple of years, it’s almost like it’s grown his appetite to stay active. In any sport, the more reps you take, the better you get. He’s no stranger to becoming a world champion multiple times over. He knows what it takes.”

Initial Report: South China Morning Post

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