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UFC CEO Dana White remains noncommittal to Conor McGregor fighting Michael Chandler: "We'll see"

Chris Taylor - January 20, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White remains noncommittal to Conor McGregor fighting Michael Chandler in his Octagon return. McGregor (22-6 MMA) and Chandler (23-8 MMA) served as opposing coaches on Season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter in the Spring of 2023. The original plan was to have the pair fight at December’s UFC 296 event, but the bout was ultimately pushed back due to various reasons.

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Turki Alalshikh reveals conversation with UFC about having Conor McGregor fight in Saudi Arabia: "We're ready"

Josh Evanoff - January 19, 2024

Saudi Arabia advisor Turki Alalshikh would love to bring Conor McGregor and the UFC to his country. Saudi Arabia has arguably become the home of boxing, in just a year. Thanks to the guidance of Turki Alalshikh as well as a lot of money, they’ve attracted multiple massive fights, including Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou. Along the way, they’ve paid stars such as Conor McGregor to attend and promote these events.

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler TUF 31 Face-Off with Dana White.
Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor scoffs at Michael Chandler’s claim about being the stronger man: “Lifting belts > Lifting weights”

Harry Kettle - January 16, 2024

UFC star Conor McGregor has laughed off Michael Chandler’s claim that he is the stronger man between them. At some point this year, we’re expected to see Conor McGregor finally square off with Michael Chandler. The expectation is that it’ll happen during International Fight Week this summer, but there’s been no official confirmation of that one way or the other.

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Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz recounts the marketing advice he received from Conor McGregor: “Those are moments in time I look back at”

Susan Cox - January 15, 2024

Dominick Cruz is recounting the marketing advice he received from Conor McGregor. Cruz (24-4 MMA) last fought and was defeated by Marlon Vera (23-8 MMA) in a bantamweight bout in August of 2022.

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Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa calls for longshot middleweight bout with 'Exceptional' Conor McGregor: "He's huge"

Josh Evanoff - January 10, 2024

UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa believes that he will fight Conor McGregor one day, possibly as early as this year. ‘The Notorious’ is currently on the comeback trail. Having not competed in over two years, Conor McGregor recently announced plans to return on June 29th at International Fight Week. For his first fight back, the Irishman wants to face Michael Chandler at 185 pounds. ‘Iron’ quickly confirmed his intention to fight McGregor this summer.

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Conor McGregor once again takes aim at the Nurmagomedov family: “That's 4 now out of your family caught on steroids”

Harry Kettle - January 10, 2024

UFC star Conor McGregor has taken another shot at the Nurmagomedov family in a recent social media exchange. It’s been well-documented over the years that Conor McGregor isn’t a big fan of the Nurmagomedov family. From his feud with Khabib to his interactions with some of his siblings, the Irishman has built up quite the rivalry with the clan. Unfortunately, in the cage, it didn’t do him much good, with his one meeting against ‘The Eagle’ ending in a comprehensive defeat.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler shares interesting theory as to why Conor McGregor called for their fight to be at 185lbs

Cole Shelton - January 8, 2024

Michael Chandler has a theory as to why Conor McGregor called for their fight to be at middleweight. Chandler and McGregor have been linked to fighting one another for over a year now, but on New Year’s Eve, the Irishman announced on his social media he would be returning on June 29 against Chandler. However, the biggest surprise was McGregor saying the fight would take place at 185lbs, which is of course the middleweight division.

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Sean O'Malley

Sean O'Malley admits he doesn't think Conor McGregor will reach his peak again: "You just aren’t going to be the same guy"

Fernando Quiles - January 7, 2024

Sean O’Malley believes Conor McGregor has some fight left in him, but he doesn’t think peak “Notorious” will make a comeback. McGregor recently announced that he will be making his return for a UFC fight on June 29. He claimed he’ll be fighting Michael Chandler inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The big bombshell was that McGregor claimed the fight will be contested at 185 pounds. Some have questioned the Irishman’s motivation over having this fight take place at middleweight.

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler TUF 31 Face-Off with Dana White.
Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler vows to retire Conor McGregor in June: "It's been a great career"

Josh Evanoff - January 5, 2024

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler believes he will be the final opponent of Conor McGregor’s career. The long-awaited bout between ‘Iron’ and ‘The Notorious’ received something of a fight date earlier this month. Taking to social media, Conor McGregor announced plans to face Michael Chandler on June 29th, at International Fight Week. As of now, the fight is yet to be confirmed by the promotion, or Dana White, however.

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Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria lays out plan to fight Conor McGregor after beating Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298

Cole Shelton - January 4, 2024

Ilia Topuria is expecting to have a massive 2024. Topuria is set to headline UFC 298 on Feb. 17 in Anaheim, California against Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title. With still over a month to go to the fight, Topuria is a small +130 underdog, which implies a 43.5% chance of winning the fight.

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Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping explains why Conor McGregor is playing risky business by fighting at middleweight in UFC return: “It's going to make him tired”

Harry Kettle - January 4, 2024

UFC commentator Michael Bisping has questioned whether or not it’s a good idea for Conor McGregor to move up to middleweight. To kickstart the new year, Conor McGregor announced that he will return to the Octagon for International Fight Week this summer. His aim is to lock horns with Michael Chandler, and he wants to do so at 185 pounds. McGregor has never fought at middleweight before, leading some to believe that he’s simply putting on a show and that he doesn’t actually want to fight at a weight that high.

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Michael Chandler

Opening odds released for Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, 'Iron' reacts

Cole Shelton - January 2, 2024

The opening betting odds have been released for the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight in June. On New Year’s Eve, McGregor took to X to announce his return fight will be against Chandler on June 29, which is International Fight Week. However, the UFC has still yet to officially announce the matchup, but all signs point to it happening.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler confirms he is fine with fighting Conor McGregor at middleweight: “Any weight is good with me”

Susan Cox - January 2, 2024

Michael Chandler has confirmed that he is fine with fighting Conor McGregor at middleweight. As promised, Conor McGregor announced his comeback fight on the last day of the year, Sunday, December 31st.

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler TUF 31 Face-Off with Dana White.
Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier says ‘Puppet master’ Conor McGregor is playing Michael Chandler like ‘Pinocchio’

Harry Kettle - January 2, 2024

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s recent announcement. To kickstart 2024, Conor McGregor revealed that he plans on returning to the Octagon this summer to take on Michael Chandler. It’s a fight that has been over a year in the making, with the Irishman making it clear that he ideally wanted to return earlier than June.

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Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor announces opponent and date for "the greatest comeback of all time"

Cole Shelton - December 31, 2023

Conor McGregor will be returning to the Octagon in 2024. McGregor recently revealed he would be revealing his return date and opponent on New Year’s Eve, and he did just that. Taking to X, McGregor sent out a video revealing he will return at International Fight Week in June against Michael Chandler.

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Conor McGregor reveals announcement date for his next fight

Harry Kettle - December 30, 2023

UFC star Conor McGregor has revealed that he will make an announcement regarding his next fight on New Year’s Day. For the longest time now, fight fans have been waiting for some kind of announcement regarding the return of the Irishman. It’s been well over two years since we’ve seen him in the Octagon, with many believing 2023 would be the year that he made his comeback.

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Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Conor McGregor is trying to duck Michael Chandler

Harry Kettle - December 29, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has said that he doesn’t think Conor McGregor is trying to “duck” Michael Chandler. For the longest time now, fans have been waiting for more information regarding the return of Conor McGregor. It’s been two and a half years since his nasty leg injury against Dustin Poirier, with many believing he would come back in 2023. Alas, that hasn’t come to fruition, as the masses continue to get frustrated over this stalemate between the promotion and McGregor.

Dana White
Dana White

Dana White reveals he’s in talks with Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s recent UFC rant: “We’re gonna figure something out”

Susan Cox - December 28, 2023

Dana White is revealing that he’s in talks with Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s recent UFC rant. Conor McGregor (22-6 MMA) and Michael Chandler (23-8 MMA), opposing TUF 31 coaches, were to battle it out in the Octagon following the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter. Well, TUF 31 concluded in August of this year and to date there has been no announcement by Dana White and the promotion as to when the McGregor vs. Chandler bout will take place.