Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler tease UFC 300 return

The Notorious may finally make his much-awaited return this year

By Web Desk
January 27, 2024

Conor McGregor once again dropped a massive hint that he wants a top spot at the UFC 300 which will take place in April in Las Vegas.

McGregor hasn’t competed inside the octagon since July 2021 when he broke his leg during a fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 and had to remain on the sidelines for a long time.

However, the Irishman is now all set to mark his return and he wants it to be a massive one, which is why he has been consistently trying to push UFC boss Dana White to give him the main card for UFC 300.

Taking to his X, formerly Twitter, account, the Notorious once again addressed his UFC comeback, hinting that he would compete and win at UFC 300.

“McGregor on 300 seals the deal,” the Irishman posted on X.

Michael Chandler, whom McGregor is supposed to face at UFC 300, was quick to respond to the former two-weight champion as he accepted the challenge of facing him.

While the Irishman is eager to make his comeback at UFC 300 this year, Dana White has other plans as he is yet to announce when and where McGregor will make his much-awaited.

"So McGregor will be back this year - possibly him and Chandler,” White told Sports Net Canada earlier. "We'll see how this whole thing plays out."

In another interview, he confirmed that when the time comes and everything is finalised, the UFC will announce the Notorious’ comeback.

"I tell Caroline, my sister, here, and she's a close friend with McGregor and myself, we are ready to fight with him," He told DAZN. "We will try maybe, and we will announce it.

"We will do something big and I asked the UFC if there is a chance to have McGregor on this card or in the future."

It is worth mentioning that Chandler and McGregor spent the better part of last year having off-field bouts with one another. The two were supposed to have a grand fight at UFC 296 but that couldn’t happen as the Notorious failed to meet UFC’s policy of six months of mandatory drug testing after which UFC boss announced Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington will headline the final UFC show of the year.