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“The last time you’ll see Conor will be in a cage.” Chandler waited for the infamous Irishman.

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 05:25:28

After finishing the UFC 300 tournament, the president of the organization, Dana White, made the traditional announcement of fights for the next numbered tournaments. One of the announcements turned out to be perhaps the most anticipated in recent times. On June 30 at UFC 303, the legendary Conor McGregor, who has not competed in three years, will return to the cage and fight Michael Chandler.

The announcement was really unexpected. Conor constantly announced his imminent return, but there were no official messages. McGregor acted in movies, partied and had fun, did everything except fights and training. Therefore, few people believed in his return except, of course, Michael Chandler.

Conor’s legendary return:

The return of the prodigal son of the UFC. Three years later, McGregor will return to the octagon

From May to August 2023, Conor and Michael were mentors for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, and at the end of the season they were supposed to share a cage. Of course, Chandler took advantage of this opportunity and didn’t let it slip away, constantly giving interviews in which he reminded McGregor about the fight and mentioned the Irishman’s name everywhere. Thanks to Conor, Chandler also had a long downtime: he last competed in November 2022, losing to Dustin Poirier. But Michael did not accept any other fight, but he continued waiting for the “night of the red panties.”

Conor McGregor

Photo: Steve Marcus/Getty Images

And I hope. Officially, Conor and Michael will meet at the end of July and the fight will take place in the welterweight division. For Chandler, this fight is a win-win option. First of all, of course, this is fabulous money, which at the end of his career at 37 years old is an excellent opportunity. Secondly, in case of defeat, Michael is unlikely to lose anything; He will also remain at the top of the lightweight division and can count on high-profile fights, especially if the fight with Conor turns out to be spectacular. Third, if he wins, Chandler will raise his quotes to a new level and will be able to demand any opponent. Michael will be in Max Holloway’s position after defeating Justin Gaethje.

“I officially declare it. There are only two options in this battle. The first is that Conor will return in the truest sense of the word. If he wins, he rides the horse again. Second: I smash it. This option, by the way, is much more realistic. Don’t miss the show as it will likely be the last time you see McGregor in the Octagon,” Chandler said on The MMA Hour.

Chandler’s last fight was fantastic:

Give these guys Fight of the Year now! Poirier and Chandler set up a real meat grinder

All that remains is to achieve this victory. Does Michael have a chance? Quite. Chandler excels in stand-up fights, always puts on brilliant fights and can put any opponent to sleep. Considering that McGregor was finished in his last fights with Poirier, the Irishman’s chin is no longer as strong. And in general, if we compare the physical form of Michael and Conor, then the advantage, of course, is on Chandler’s side. In recent years, McGregor has not lifted anything heavier than a glass of beer or a bottle of whiskey, and Michael, although he has been inactive for two years, trains constantly.

Fight between Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier

Photo: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images

Chandler could very well end his career as one of the UFC’s top stars. Another defeat for Conor will reduce sporting interest in him. McGregor is, of course, the biggest star in mixed martial arts, but his career is coming to an end. If the Irishman loses to Michael, then he won’t have the opportunity to qualify for high-profile fights with top fighters, and Conor doesn’t know how to play small.

So this fight really could be Conor’s last, and Michael is right about that. McGregor is having a great time outside the octagon, living off of pleasure. The Irishman’s eyes stopped shining and in those cases they don’t win. A loss to Chandler could force Conor to hang up his gloves for good.

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