It is official, Dana White has made the announcement that ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 31 will pit Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler against one another as coaches.
Of course, this also means that the two MMA veterans will square off inside the octagon at the end of the season.
The latest season of the reality show that put the UFC on the map in 2005 is scheduled to debut on May 30th and run to August 15th on ESPN. We should expect the bout between the recently announced coaches to happen shortly after that, but keep in mind that McGregor will need to re-enter the USADA drug testing pool, and undergo 6-months of testing before he is allowed to compete.
— UFC (@ufc) February 4, 2023
Both superstars are 1-3 in their last four fights, and both suffered losses to Dustin Poirier in their last outing. Despite their recent losses, McGregor and Chandler are two of the most entertaining fighters that the sport has seen, and that is on display every time they enter the cage.
After Chandler’s most recent win, a vicious knockout over Tony Ferguson, he called out McGregor during his post fight interview. Additionally, Chandler has used the phrase “I’m here for a good time, not a long time”, indicating he is looking for a big money fight, and in McGregor he has found it.
Michael Chandler calls out Conor McGregor. 👀🍿
— theScore (@theScore) May 8, 2022