UFC fighter challenges McGregor to fight at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu

The Irishman aims to take on Michael Chandler at UFC 300

By Web Desk
February 06, 2024
Conor McGregor is expected to make his return at UFC 300 against Michael Chandler. — X/@TheNotoriousMMA

UFC fighter Ilia Topuria called out Conor McGregor to a blockbuster fight at Real Madrid’s stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, in what would be the biggest fight in UFC history.

McGregor is assured to take on Michael Chandler at UFC 300 to mark his much-awaited comeback to the Octagon after almost three years as the last time the Notorious fought at UFC was against Dustin Poirier where he broke his leg.

In 2023, McGregor confirmed that he is ready to return to the octagon after which multiple fighters offered to take on the former double-champion. He was supposed to fight Chandler at UFC 296 but that didn’t happen as the Notorious hadn’t completed UFC’s drug testing program.

Ilia Topuria will face Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298 for featherweight championship but the Spaniard is extremely confident of beating his opponent to fight McGregor next.

"Conor McGregor, that’s the fight I’m looking for,” he said on The MMA Hour.

"He has a great fight with Mike Chandler. If he doesn’t get his ass whooped, he will be a pleasure to share the Octagon with me. Maybe in UFC Spain. We’re both from Europe, and he will be able to go back home and tell his wife, 'Baby, take out the red panties. Topuria kept us rich'."

UFC is heading to Spain in 2024 and Topuria hoped that it would happen at Santiago Bernabeu, Spanish club Real Madrid’s stadium which they have renovated and are aiming to host events as big as the NFL and concerts.

"Of course, it's going to happen in 2024... When? I don't know, at the end of the year, maybe. And where? I hope it's going to happen in Madrid [at] the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium... The stadium is ready to make events. You can close the roof. You can [cover the grass]. They made it especially for events so it would be one of the biggest ticket sales in UFC history,” he added.