And as Gaethje picked up the ‘BMF’ title, McGregor indicated his intention to grab that title and then fight Nate Diaz.
After all, Gaethje even asked McGregor to ‘sign the contract’ as the talk over a fight continued to build.
As a result, McGregor downplayed the chances of a fight with Chandler.
“I’ll do it if they want, no prob. I don’t think they want him [Chandler] no more tho. There’s loads of juicy fights around and my return date is my return date.
“I never gave a f**k about who it was. Ever. I’ll fight anyone. I’ll even fly them to me, ask Malignaggi. Flown in and be[a]t around,” McGregor
Although that may have been the case, White has reassured fans that Chandler will be next.
Dana White says Conor McGregor is "ready to fight" and
"he's fighting [Michael] Chandler" 👀 pic.twitter.com/6ZQKwRaIBj
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 9, 2023
“I talked to Conor, either yesterday or the day before, and yeah, he’s ready to fight. I said, ‘Listen, get in shape and let’s figure this out. He likes to f*** with everybody. You know what I mean? Especially his opponent, or possible opponents,” White
Social Media Reaction
100% chance he gets an exemption for drug testing lol
— TheWarehouse27 (@TheWarehouse27) August 9, 2023
This fight will never happen
— Blah Z. Blah (@Blah_Z_Blah) August 9, 2023
Conor McGregor is not fighting anyone. https://t.co/artfi5egvW
— Alex (@alexb_me) August 9, 2023