Conor McGregor defeated Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight belt. Since then he defeated Nate Diaz at UFC 196 last month and now prepares to have a rematch with Diaz at UFC 200. But the Irishman is yet to defend his featherweight belt. UFC rumors are going strong that McGregor is going to leave the featherweight division. But his manager, Audie Attar has confirmed otherwise.
Conor McGregor’s manager, Attar has dismissed all UFC rumors that the Irishman is going to leave the featherweight division. He instead has confirmed that McGregor is going to defend his featherweight belt after UFC 200.
“No, that would have already happened. That was something that Conor was adamant about,” he told Submission Radio on being asked about the UFC rumors.
“He’s going to keep his belt, he’s going to defend. At the end of the day, if he was going to vacate, he would have done it already,” he added.
Attar has also given out new details stating that McGregor is likely to stay in the featherweight division in future.
“I think it’s not black and white. This is a difficult sport. The discipline that these athletes have to kind of subscribe themselves to and live by on a daily basis in all aspects, but in particular, the diet and nutrition, is unlike any other sport,” he said. “At the end of the day it’s all about what the person can handle by doing it healthy; that’s the key. You don’t want to do an unhealthy cut.”
“In terms of Conor, I mean look it’s tough but not of a lot of people could do it or they would. He’s always done it in a way that’s healthy and that’s allowed him to perform at the highest levels.”
Jose Aldo will fight Frankie Edgar for the interim title at UFC 200 and whoever wins gets to challenge Conor McGregor opening UFC rumors that McGregor may eventually defend his featherweight title after his next fight.
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