In the wake of criminal and assault charges, Conor McGregor's manager Audie Attar has released a statement defended the fighter.

Attar added that his client is "looking forward" to competing again, according to a statement posted to social media.

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As McGregor's manager, Audie Attar released a statement on social media on Sunday where he defended the 29-year-old fighter, and added that he is "looking forward" to competing again.

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"Conor is a great father, a fiercely loyal friend and one of the best athletes in the world," Attar said.

"He looks forward to getting back to fighting as soon as possible." 

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— Audie A. Attar (@AudieAttar) April 7, 2018

Meanwhile, speculation is building as to whether fans will ever see the Dubliner inside the Octagon again.

‘The Notorious' appeared in a New York court on Friday, where a total of 22 counts have been filed against him, including two felony counts of criminal mischief.

UFC president Dana White branded the incident, which saw McGregor and his entourage turn up at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and thrown railings at a bus and car, as "the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of the company".

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As for McGregor, himself, the global sports personality has kept unusually quiet over the past days.

Today, he posted to his Instagram account with just a cryptic emoji.

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Tony McGregor, Conor's father, has defended his son's actions on his own personal social media page with the statement "DNA, It's who we are".

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