UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor came up short in “The Money Fight” against Floyd Mayweather, suffering a tenth round TKO loss.
According to McGregor’s manager in Audie Attar, the UFC Lightweight Champion has a lot of options ahead of him when it comes to future fights.
“He wants that trilogy (with Diaz),” Attar told MMA Junkie. “You’ve got Khabib calling him out, then you obviously have Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee who are fighting for the interim lightweight title. You have Max Holloway, who is the 145 champ now, who Conor beat after blowing out his ACL at the beginning of the fight. You have options, and he loves mixed martial arts. Everyone is like, ‘Oh, he’s going to retire – he made so much money.’ He’s ambitious. He’s super ambitious, and he loves to fight. He loves to compete and he’s a superb professional athlete. So there’s much more of Conor McGregor that everybody will see, and we’ll see what’s next.”
McGregor hasn’t competed inside of the Octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205.
Attar also says that despite the loss in his pro boxing debut, the Irish star will continue to prove people wrong.
“We proved the naysayers wrong in more than one way,” Attar said. “Whether it was to step in the ring against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match or whether it was to land punches, or whether it was to go as far as we did … Ultimately, look – we felt it was an early stoppage. But nonetheless, hat goes off to Floyd – it was his night. You’re going up against arguably the greatest boxer of our generation, in his sport. I’m proud of Conor.”
No matter who the fighter steps into the Octagon to battle next, the list of potential opponents isn’t getting any shorter.