Michael Chandler: Conor McGregor on Monday is different than Conor on Tuesday
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Michael Chandler will coach “The Ultimate Fighter 31” opposite Conor Mcgregor. There is a lot of talk about the match between them, which should take place at the end of this year. That would be a real spectacle.
“It’s always fun and cordial until it isn’t,” Chandler said, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com. “It’s always copacetic until we hit the boiling point. Conor and I are natural born competitors.
I came here to prove that I’m better – better than him in every sense of the word, in every single aspect of competition, and not just us fighting later this year, but in this competition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ Conor and I have a lot of mutual respect for each other.
Even in his awesome brash trash talk, behind all of that stuff, he’s got a lot of respect for the sport, for the purity of mixed martial arts, the purity of martial arts, and all of its competitors. Conor and I have a lot of mutual respect for one another.
But ultimately I don’t know if we like each other as much as we thought we were going to. And the good thing is, we get to settle it with 4-ounce gloves under a certain rule set and a contest later on this year. And I can’t wait”.
Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor
Chandler also spoke about McGregor's character. An Irishman is a person who often changes his personality. Sometimes Conor is someone who respects you, while after a few days, he can be a person who will show you disrespect.
“I think I made my prediction correctly when I see a guy in Conor who is so good at looking at the Venn diagram of good guy/bad guy, and guy in between who doesn’t quite know when he’s going to be crazy-mean, crazy-witty, crazy-nice, crazy-respective, or respectful only – crazy-respectful, just to set you up to lower your guard just so he can spit you with some venom the next day.
Conor on Monday is different than Conor on Tuesday, who’s different than Conor on Wednesday, and I freaking love it. I absolutely love it. I came in with my arms open, my hands open, saying I have no idea what to expect here.
I’m just trying to be authentically myself and let the chips fall where they may because you never know. You never quite know what’s going to happen. And also with me and my team and his, you can’t make a plan, because your plan’s going to get spoiled on this show, because there’s all kinds of crazy stuff getting pulled out of the hat at all different times. But Conor’s been both sides of the coin, to say the least”.