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It is just 43 days until Conor McGregor returns to the octagon in a much-anticipated rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 and, according to his management, this is the best Conor we will ever see.
The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion hasn't fought since his comeback fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January, where he picked up a 40-second TKO victory over "Cowboy".
But almost a year later and McGregor arguably looks in the shape of his career, just six months after he decided to 'retire' from MMA.
The 32-year-old's management are certainly confident and Audie Attar, the founder and CEO of Paradigm Sports Management who represent the Irishman, has opened up about his return against Poirier.
It sounds like he is ready to go.
"This is the best Conor I've seen ever, and I've been with him almost a decade now." Attar said via thenationalnews.
"It's the mental fortitude, the emotional intelligence, the self-awareness, the time he's spending with his kids in between sessions and what that does to him.
"It's the reflection of everything that's happened to us to date - the good, the bad and the ugly - having a level of wherewithal and foresight to understand what we need to do going forward to achieve the goals we have now."
Attar reiterated that he has "never" seen McGregor like this. He is hungry to prove the doubters wrong.
"I've never seen Conor like this. It's about the challenge, the competition, being the best version of ourselves. Not just the body, but the mind and the soul as well. And that's fun for me to see.
"The guy doesn't have to work a day in his life. He made more money this year not fighting; that's how good business is.
"So to see him hungry to compete, hungry to continue to evolve, hungry to prove all the naysayers wrong and hungry to prove who he really is, not only athletically but as a businessman and as a human being, that to me is exciting. That's a driver for me; it fulfils my purposes.
"The skill level is on another level. It really is, on all fronts. The chemistry within the team, the coaches, and the coordination."
Nice little punch drill for you guys.
On the FAST house, from two meso cycles ago. Happy Saturday night :heart: @McGregorFast pic.twitter.com/butEY2dZCn
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 29, 2020
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