A hypothetical battle between Conor McGregor and a featherweight contender in the UFC is being considered.
A terrible leg injury that the Irishman sustained during his most recent fight, which took place at UFC 264 in July 2021 against Dustin Poirier, has caused him to be inactive ever since. Although ‘The Notorious’ served as Michael Chandler’s opponent on the reality television show The Ultimate Fighter 31, which is produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), his fight versus Chandler has not yet been announced.
Due to the Irishman’s absence from the USADA drug-testing pool, the fight was initially postponed to prevent him from participating. There has been no official confirmation as of yet, but the next anticipated date for his comeback to action is currently the UFC 300 event, which is set to take place in April 2024. This event is considered to be the most significant event in the promotion.
During his recent participation at the Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin event in Saudi Arabia, Conor McGregor voiced his anger with his lack of activity. He blamed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for keeping him on the sidelines and indicated that his patience is running out.
Ilia Topuria, who is currently scheduled to challenge Alexander Volkanovski for the lightweight championship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the main event of UFC 298 in February, has issued a challenge to Conor McGregor, requesting that they engage in a prospective bout. Despite the fact that the organization has not yet announced any such event, Topuria believes that this fight will take place at a UFC event that will take place in Spain. Tweeted by “El Matador” this:
Conor McGregor’s manager weighs in on potential UFC 300 comeback and Michael Chandler fight
It was recently verified by Audie Attar, the manager of Conor McGregor, that the Irishman continues to be enthused about making his comeback on the highly anticipated UFC 300 show.
Attar disclosed this information earlier this month in an interview with MMA Junkie. He stated that McGregor and his team have been actively engaged in attempts to secure a seat on the milestone card:
In the end, we are just trying to make sure that we are doing everything correctly and following all of the standard operating protocols in order to get Conor McGregor back into the cage as quickly as possible. If it were up to him, he would be fighting on Saturday. UFC 300 would be a tremendous event, and it is clear that we are working as hard as we possibly can to make that vision a reality.
Furthermore, he addressed the question of whether or not Michael Chandler would still be a potential opponent for Conor McGregor:
It seems to me that this is the most likely opponent. They have just competed in The Ultimate Fighter together, and I believe that the people are interested in watching that fight. However, there are also other opponents to consider. At the end of the day, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is still interested in Michael Chandler, and unless there is a change in the situation, I believe that he will be the chosen fighter.