Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar has revealed that the Irishman is planning to return to the Octagon in 2019, following his defeat to Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Metro report.

McGregor suffered a fourth-round submission to Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 back in October, with the bout being best remembered for what happened shortly after the clash. 

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The Russian leaped over the Octagon and attacked the Irishman’s team mate Dillon Danis, while Nurmagomedov’s colleagues attacked McGregor from behind.

Following the brawl in Las Vegas, many have been wondering where that leaves the ‘Notorious’ in regards to his future in the sport.

And manager Attar, talking to MMA Betz, has claimed that the 30-year-old is preparing to step back into the Octagon following his Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing.

We’re still going through the Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing [following the post-fight UFC 229 brawl]. 

That was postponed until January but we are confident in those results. Everything is normal. Just keep it moving. Conor didn’t enjoy the loss and he’s looking to avenge that loss, but it is what it is. That’s kind of the attitude he has.

He has moved on with his life and he’s launched his Proper 12 whiskey, so he’s been busy with that, and he has a growing family. They are expecting another child soon. 

And he’s really just focusing on getting back in the gym consistently so when he does make that step back into the Octagon, that he is ready to go and he’s at his best.

Despite the Irishman only having one bout in two years, it looks extremely likely that he will be returning for more.