UFC's top man, Dana White, dashes hopes for an imminent Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight, hinting at a potential clash in the fall. McGregor, sidelined since 2021, and Chandler, eager for a comeback, face delays. Explore the details and White's timeline hopes for this high-stakes bout.
UFC head honcho Dana White has offered a somber outlook on the much-awaited clash between former dual-weight champion Conor McGregor and Kill Cliff FC's own Michael Chandler. The matchup, eagerly anticipated by fight fans, might not grace the Octagon until the fall of this year, according to White.
McGregor, a former lightweight and featherweight champion, has been on the sidelines since his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier in July 2021. A gruesome leg injury forced him out of the match, leaving fans wondering about his return.
On the other side, Chandler, a staple of Kill Cliff FC, has been itching for a bout with McGregor since his last appearance in 2022. A rear-naked choke loss to Poirier fueled his desire for a comeback, and the potential matchup with McGregor has fight enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
Earlier this week, McGregor, growing restless with the wait, implored White to set a date for his return. Initially eyeing UFC 302 on June 29, the Irishman is eager to get back into the spotlight and resume his storied career.
However, during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, White delivered a somewhat disheartening update, suggesting that the McGregor-Chandler bout might not materialize until the fall. While no specific date is set, White expressed his hope for the clash to happen later this year.
It's been a while since McGregor tasted victory, with his last win dating back to 2020. His most recent triumph was a spectacular first-round knockout against Donald Cerrone in a welterweight main event.
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