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Manager: Conor McGregor scouting UFC 249’s health measures before any return

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According to manager Audie Attar, Conor McGregor will be closely observing UFC 249’s health and safety measures.

UFC 246: McGregor v Cerrone Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Conor McGregor will be closely observing UFC 249, the company’s comeback card scheduled for Saturday. But according to manager Audie Attar, McGregor’s interest goes beyond the fights.

As Attar told ESPN, “The Notorious” will also be keeping an eye on the health and safety measures imposed by the company.

“Conor is very curious to see whether the health and safety of the athletes and staff are ensured,” Attar said. “He wants to make sure everyone is taken care of properly.

“While Conor’s desire would be to fight in front of another sold-out crowd, he does understand what him fighting in an empty arena could do for people at home and would consider if he is comfortable with the way the UFC is holding these events from a health and safety standpoint,” he added.

McGregor opened up 2020 with a bang, scoring his first UFC win in more than three years via a 46-second TKO against Donald Cerrone in January.