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'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'

Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar believes there is ‘no question’ that the Dubliner will return to MMA’s top promotion.

McGregor has got options.
McGregor has got options.
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AFTER GOING 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather Jr back in August, Conor McGregor was asked about what he planned to do next.

“I don’t know,” was his reply. “I’ve got two titles to defend, I’m having a buzz floating around. If anyone wants a knock give me a shout.”

Seven weeks on from his TKO defeat in Las Vegas, the Dubliner still hasn’t revealed whether he will return to the octagon, try his hand in another boxing bout or move into something new altogether like the WWE or Hollywood films.

While the UFC has stripped McGregor of his featherweight belt, he remains the lightweight champion and the promotion’s president Dana White would like to see a bout with interim champ Tony Ferguson to unify the titles.

Ferguson (23-3) submitted Kevin Lee with a triangle choke at UFC 216 over the weekend and went on to call McGregor out afterwards. White is adamant that match-up is far more likely than the final installment in a trilogy with Nate Diaz, which he dismissed.

“Nobody’s talked about Diaz,” White said during UFC 216′s post-fight press conference. ”Diaz has never been talked about. That’s internet bullshit. Tony’s the interim champion, Conor’s the champion. That’s the fight that makes sense. It’s the fight that has to happen.”

Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-Weigh Ins UFC president Dana White. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

McGregor’s manager Audie Attar, meanwhile, says there is “no question” the 29-year-old will be back in the UFC.

There are all these different things that pop up in the media — some true, some not true,” Attar told Sky Sports News.

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“As it relates to mixed martial arts, I think Conor has been clear that he wants to come back and fight for the UFC. So there is no question that is going to happen. Who that is going to be and what is next is still to be determined. We are just starting to talk and explore all the options.

“But Conor is a draw. He does record-breaking gates and pay-per-views. At the end of the day, it does not matter what he does — whether it is WWE or the UFC — he is going to have a record-breaking event.”

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