Michael Chandler Wants UFC PPV Record With Conor McGregor Fight

After waiting patiently for an official fight date, Michael Chandler wants his bout against Conor McGregor to break the UFC pay-per-view record. 

The two will headline UFC 303 on June 29, which takes place during the annual UFC International Fight Week.  

Between his year-plus long feud with McGregor, which included coaching duels on The Ultimate Fighter, and McGregor’s much anticipated return to the Octagon, Chandler is confident the fight should sell well. “The Notorious” being the sport’s biggest draw ever will certainly help.

McGregor’s fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 holds the current UFC PPV record with 2.4 million buys. The Irishman has generated at least 1 million buys for all 8 of his most recent UFC fights, starting with his title winning effort at UFC 194 in December 2015. McGregor has headlined the UFC’s top 7 selling PPVs of all time. 

The former two-division UFC champion has not fought since July 2021, when McGregor broke his leg in a loss to Dustin Poirier. The extended time off for the sport’s top draw has set up one of the most anticipated returns in UFC history.

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While Chandler is no match for McGregor’s drawing power, the former two-time Bellator Lightweight Champion has been must-see TV since entering the UFC. In his first five fights, Chandler has earned four performance bonuses. His fight against Gaethje won fight of the year accolades in 2021.  

Heading into what will be the biggest fight of 2024, Chandler is confident in securing a knockout victory. 

 

Despite his willingness to promote and fan-friendly fighting style, Chandler will be relying on McGregor’s star-power to generate anything close to a record in buys.

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