UFC: Michael Chandler wants Conor McGregor fight despite his delayed return

UFC: 'I would love to be the other guy on the other side of the octagon,' said Michael Chandler

By Web Desk
June 13, 2022
Conor McGregor (L) and Michael Chandler (R) — Twitter

KARACHI: Conor McGregor's return to the UFC is likely to be postponed until early 2023, but Michael Chandler is still pushing for a fight with the Irishman.

McGregor is nearing the end of his recovery from a broken tibia sustained in his trilogy battle against Dustin Poirier in July.

The former two-weight champion can now work out comfortably with his injured leg.

McGregor was expected to return this summer or late autumn, but it now appears that he will not return until next year. Dana White, the UFC's president, likes the idea of McGregor Chandler, and 'Iron Mike' is excited by the prospect of facing the sport's biggest star.

"I just want the biggest stage possible against the biggest competitor that the sport has ever seen. We may never see another talent, another combat sports icon like Conor McGregor in, not just until I retire, we’re talking for the next couple of decades," Chandler told TMZ Sports.

"There's a lot of big fights that Conor could take, a lot of big names, but I would love to be the other guy on the other side of the octagon when that cage door closes, and then go out there and make something special."

Chandler's previous fight was a knockout of the year contender against Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 in May when he stopped the former interim champion with a stunning front kick.