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.
“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.