Michael Chandler’s going to have to wait a little while longer for Conor McGregor.
Since wrapping up filming for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 31 almost a year ago, the question that’s constantly being asked is: when will the lightweight stars finally cross paths inside the UFC Octagon? The answer to that very question continues to take many forms from summer 2023 to McGregor’s proposed date of June 29th this year.
White: McGregor vs. Chandler Will Happen (Eventually)
After a lot of speculation and rumors, UFC CEO Dana White provides a much-needed update on when we can expect the super-fight to happen.
“Eventually, yeah. Hopefully this year,” White said, when asked about McGregor vs. Chandler on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’. “There is no date. I’m hoping for the fall. We get it done in the fall.”
The Waiting Game
Conor McGregor’s patience is wearing thin as the former two-division UFC Champion recently posted to his Instagram story:
“Get this f***ing date set,” McGregor wrote on Monday.
“Get this f*cking date set.” – Conor McGregor is tired of waiting. ⏳ pic.twitter.com/caBMrPC8Md— InsideFighting (@InsideFighting_) February 6, 2024
We can only imagine what Michael Chandler is feeling as he continues to wait on the biggest fight of his career.
McGregor, 35, hasn’t fought since a July 2021 loss to Dustin Poirier. ‘The Notorious’ broke his foot right before the end of the first round, leaving him to spend the next two years to focus on recovery with hopes of one day returning to the gates of the Octagon.
It’s also been a minute since we last saw Chandler in action. Like his TUF rival McGregor, the former Bellator Champion suffered defeat to Poirier, his by unanimous decision. This took place at UFC 281 in Nov. 2022, 14 months ago to be exact.
Looks like there won’t be no UFC 300 or a summer date as both stars had hoped.