Since losing to Dustin Poirier in a lightweight battle in July 2021, Conor McGregor has not participated in a professional MMA fight. McGregor lost that bout through TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in the first round after suffering a terrible leg injury. Since then, “The Notorious” has been putting effort into getting better and making a comeback.Later this year, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion is anticipated to make his long-anticipated comeback in the octagon. Together with fellow lightweight Michael Chandler, McGregor recently finished filming season 31 of the reality series The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on the UFC network.
On TUF, McGregor and Chandler will be viewed as adversarial coaches. They will also compete against one another in the octagon, most likely in a welterweight match that may occur in September. Both the weight and the matchup date have not yet been made publically known.Conor McGregor seems to have an advantage over “Iron” in terms of height and reach when compared to each other. McGregor’s height is typically reported as 5’9″ and his reach as 74 inches in the tale of the tape portion that is shown before every UFC fight.
Michael Chandler is typically depicted as being 5’8″, but his reach is actually 71.5 inches. Having said that, the tale of the tape statistics may occasionally change and may also be slightly off in actuality.
In his MMA career to date, Conor McGregor has participated in three weight divisions: featherweight (145 pounds), lightweight (155 pounds), and welterweight. (170 pounds). For his part, Chandler has competed in bouts at the lightweight and welterweight weight classes.
Both sportsmen are renowned for their prodigious capacity for weight loss. Therefor, it’s impossible to predict which of them would have a weight advantage on fight night.
Michael Bisping explains why Michael Chandler will likely defeat Conor McGregor
Michael Bisping recently shared his thoughts on the prospective McGregor vs. Chandler fight with James Lynch and predicted Michael Chandler’s victory. Conor McGregor’s extravagant lifestyle, protracted absence from MMA competition, and lack of preparation, according to the MMA fighter-turned-analyst, would certainly work against him.Conor McGregor has amazing KO power and might catch “Iron,” said Michael Bisping, adding that he was aware of Michael Chandler’s defensive striking mistakes. Nevertheless, he said Chandler trains every day and is a fantastic athlete. ‘The Count’ elaborated on the reasons why Chandler would prevail over McGregor when they do face off:
“Chandler — Conor is just being inactive. McGregor’s performances haven’t been as strong as they once were. The previous time, he broke his leg. Rightfully so, he is savouring the results of his labour. He has had incredible success. Why then shouldn’t he delight in that? However, that doesn’t always make for a successful fighting career.