In a recent interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN MMA, Michael Chandler said that he will go into his fight against Conor McGregor “with no fear.”
“Iron” and McGregor will serve as the coaches for the forthcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which is scheduled to premiere in May, according to UFC president Dana White’s announcement made yesterday. At the conclusion of the season, the coaches will argue.
The idea of competing against McGregor on the reality TV programme and in the octagon seemed to excite Chandler. To ESPN MMA, he said:
“I believe Conor adjusts his behaviour and readiness to participate in those verbal scuffles depending on his opponent. So I could unleash the worst version of him that we have ever witnessed, or I could unleash the polished businessman Conor. You could be able to receive one [version] one day and the following [version] the next… I have no fear of men, Conor McGregor, or even the verbal scuffles… Just excited about it, really.”
At UFC 264 in July 2021, Conor McGregor lost his leg against Dustin Poirier and has since been rehabilitating. Following the completion of The Ultimate Fighter, “Notorious” will fight Michael Chandler again, but the exact date has not yet been determined.
Since his injury in 2021, “Notorious” has been exempt from USADA drug testing; he must re-enter the pool for six months before being permitted to compete.
See the following tweet from combat sports journalist Marc Raimondi, courtesy of Sportskeeda MMA Twitter:
Dustin Poirier roasts Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor on Twitter
After Dana White revealed that Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will serve as the coaches for the forthcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, Dustin Poirier said on Twitter.
Chandler was submitted by Poirier at UFC 281 in November 2022. Poirier has also defeated McGregor twice.
‘The Diamond’ is renowned for occasionally making fun of fighters, but he has never made outlandish online or in-person remarks. When approached by @UFCtheKING to comment on the recently revealed TUF coaches, Poirier responded as follows:
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler have both been targets of Dustin Poirier’s ire in the past.
The Irishman knocked out “The Diamond” in the first round of their 2014 featherweight match at UFC 178. Over the course of their trilogy, the duo transitioned from enemies to friends and back to enemies, with their final conflict coming to a horrible conclusion.
While at UFC 276 last year, Poirier and Chandler got into a physical incident, and even after their bout in November, the two have continued to argue.