Dana White Says Conor McGregor Vs. Michael Chandler Is ‘Likely’ To Be Next
McGregor has not fought since July 2021.
The list of Conor McGregor’s potential opponents continues to grow.
But this time, UFC President Dana White said that the former double-champion is “likely” to be Michael Chandler.
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But it seems that Chandler isn’t against the idea.
“I think at this point he’ll come back and look at the suitors,” Chandler told the media after UFC 281.
“I don’t think I’m the easiest fight that he could take. But, I am the biggest fight that he could take. I think Conor McGregor stepping back in the octagon does big numbers no matter what. But Conor McGregor stepping inside the octagon with me does staggering numbers. I respect him, I would love to see him come back and maybe I’ll be the guy that he comes back and fights.”
Despite being 1-3 in his last four fights, Chandler has put on bloody and gruesome performances against former champion Charles Oliveira, title challenger Justin Gaethje, veteran Tony Ferguson and former title challenger Dustin Poirier.
Chandler lost to Oliveira, Gaethje and Poirier – all of which were hard-fought battles.
McGregor has been in the news lately for his bulking. Many people expected the Irish star to debut in the welterweight division because of his weight gain, but it appears that White anticipates the former featherweight and lightweight champion to return to that division.
McGregor has been sidelined since breaking his leg in a loss to Poirier in July 2021.