Conor McGregor’s return fight is scheduled to take place against Michael Chandler, and Charles Oliveira just made a prediction for it, suggesting that he doesn’t think the UFC’s biggest star will be able to return to winning ways. In a series of since-deleted tweets, “The Notorious” responded and cited his success versus Brazilian fighters.
Do Bronx was asked on The MMA Hour by Ariel Helwani if he thought the former double champ would get a championship opportunity with a win. He replied:
“I don’t believe he will prevail. He is a salesman and an excellent brand ambassador. People enjoy watching his bouts, but I don’t believe he will prevail. I think Chandler is a fierce combatant. McGregor hasn’t engaged in combat in a while. I think Chandler will prevail.
When Conor McGregor saw Charles Oliveira’s remarks, he immediately posted to Twitter, writing:
“Shut your pie hole, Charles Oliveira. [Flag of Brazil] 2-0. In reality, 3-0 because Rda is a brick
In the past, Oliveira expressed desire in a lucrative matchup with McGregor. He recently revealed that he had given up on the notion, asserting that “The Notorious” only chooses to fight opponents who he thinks he can defeat. With their latest verbal altercation, it’s uncertain if the combatants will bring up the prospect of a confrontation again.
When will Conor McGregor’s return fight take place?
Conor McGregor’s rematch opponent has been named as Michael Chandler. They will eventually square off, but not before they compete as opposite coaches on The Ultimate Fighter season 31. Yet other than his opponent, little is known about the approaching fight.
As McGregor has stated that he intends to pursue another title shot, UFC President Dana White’s hints that the fight will take place at lightweight make perfect sense. The No. 5 rated lightweight will likely be given the opportunity to challenge for the title if ‘The Notorious’ can defeat him.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is unlikely to clear the former double champion before September, despite the fact that the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter will air on August 15. Before McGregor can make his much anticipated comeback, he must re-enter the USADA testing pool for a period of six months and provide two negative tests.