McGregor vs. Chandler Tickets Up To $12,000

Conor McGregor’s upcoming fight with Michael Chandler will set fans back, with tickets reaching up to $12,000.

McGregor will make his return at UFC 303 on June 29 against Michael Chandler. Dana White confirmed the long-awaited return at the post-UFC 300 presser. McGregor and Chandler will seek to bounce back from their losses to Dustin Poirier. There are several talking points heading into the fight.

Can McGregor recapture his previous form, which made him a two-weight world champion? He suffered a career-threatening broken leg, leaving questions over whether it will hold up in the fight. Chandler has also had mass inactivity, not fighting since the end of 2022. While the McGregor fight will earn him a big payday, there are questions over whether he should have taken tune-up fights in between. 

McGregor’s last fight against Poirier brought in a gate of $15,759,800. Meanwhile, McGregor’s record gate was $17.7 million against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, showing McGregor has pulling power. His fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 299 in 2018 set a PPV record of 2.4 million buys.

McGregor’s return could challenge some of those numbers. With so much to answer, the demand for the tickets has been reflected in the prices. The best tickets will set fans back from $2,750 to $12,000. The cheapest seats range from $700 to $2,500.

McGregor’s Form

His coach, John Kavanagh, talked up his fighter. McGregor has returned to training, with his latest footage focusing on kicks. That will be vital as Chandler will likely test McGregor’s legs following a career-threatening injury. Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman injured his leg at UFC 264 in 2021 against Uriah Hall. It took Weidman only until this year to get his first win since then, beating Bruno Silva.

McGregor has been occupied with other ventures outside of the UFC, which may have posed a distraction. He released his debut film ‘Road House,’ which required extensive promo. He has also been accused of neglecting his body outside camps, with questions over his drinking. But based on what Kavanagh had seen, he was impressed. 

“He’s looking super slick…the level of mental intensity…We’re still always having conversations back and forth, whereas some fighters are like, ‘If I’m not fighting, I don’t even want to look at shows. I’ll just get ready when there’s a fight coming up.’ And that’s really held to him because he’s come back on the mats as sharp as ever. Of course, we’ve got to get the rounds in and get the conditioning up to be ready for competition, but his technique is as sharp as ever,” Kavanagh said 

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