- McGregor announces his UFC return date against Michael Chandler, but there are questionable conditions related to the weight class.
- McGregor made the announcement while under the influence of alcohol.
- McGregor mocks Chandler in an edited video, suggesting he may not be taking the fight seriously.
Conor McGregor has recently declared his UFC return date, but caution is advised in taking this announcement at face value. ‘The Notorious’ claims that he will be facing Michael Chandler under somewhat questionable conditions related to the weight class.
McGregor has been the subject of numerous fight discussions since his much-anticipated return was announced earlier this year. The Irish fighter, who hasn’t entered the octagon since a devastating leg break in his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier over two years ago, now seems to have a concrete timeline for his comeback. Contrary to earlier speculation about his appearance at UFC 300, McGregor is expected to make his return to the UFC in the summer.
Conor McGregor Says He Will Fight Michael Chandler At Middleweight
‘The Notorious’ Was Under The Influence Of Alcohol When He Made The Announcement
In a short clip, he posted on Twitter and Instagram, the 35-year-old MMA star announced his long-talked-about UFC return. 185 lbs? Conor McGregor announces UFC return date against Michael Chandler
“Ladies and gentlemen, a happy new year to you all. I’d like to announce the return date for myself, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, for the greatest comeback of all time. “It will take place in Las Vegas for International Fight Week on June 29th. “And the opponent, Michael Chandler. And the weight, Mr. Chandler… 185 pounds,” Conor McGregor said, followed by his best Dr. Evil impression before taking another sip of his red wine.
By no surprise, Chandler was more than happy to accept the challenge, writing in response: “I always said I wanted you at your biggest, your baddest and your best. 185 would look good on me.”
Conor McGregor Mocks Chandler In An Edited Video
McGregor Mirrors A Rocky III Scene To Mock His Opponent
In a recent social media post, McGregor hinted that he may not be approaching the fight with Chandler in a serious manner. He posted an edited video contrasting Chandler’s intense training with images of himself drinking and dancing. The clip concludes with a digitally altered depiction of McGregor knocking down Chandler.
Chandler has waited for the McGregor fight and his opponent appears to enjoy taunting him with all the cards in his favor.