Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated return is closer than ever before; McGregor wanted to fight in December, but it may take a little longer than that. His potential opponent, Michael Chandler, recently shed some light on when the match could most likely take place.
Chandler wants everyone to know that the match is still on! 2024 seems to be the year when fans will get to witness Conor McGregor’s comeback; once Conor is back, he looks forward to staying a lot more active. McGregor said after Chandler he wants to fight Justin Gaethje for the BMF belt and then face Nate Diaz for the trilogy match.
Michael Chandler on his fight against Conor McGregor
Recently, on The MMA Hour, Michael Chandler spoke about the McGregor fight and revealed when it could most likely happen. “The status is, unequivocally, the fight is still happening,” Chandler said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“The fight is not booked for a date, the fight is not booked for a venue, but the fight is booked between Chandler and Conor. There’s no way Conor comes back and doesn’t fight me. If Conor doesn’t fight me, he’s probably just not coming back, and that’s out of my control.
He’s coming back, he’s fighting me.At this point, by deductive reasoning, by process of elimination, there’s a main event in December, there’s a main event in November, we’re not going to not be a main event, so that pushes it into 2024.
Chandler on when the fight could happen: “At this point, by deductive reasoning, by process of elimination, there’s a main event in December, there’s a main event in November, we’re not going to not be a main event, so that pushes it into 2024.
My heart of hearts, my gut says we might be waiting until UFC 300. Good thing I’ve got a lot of things to keep my busy, and I get an opportunity to train for Conor for a very long time”.