UFC 296 Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler Cancelled by Dana White For December
UFC President Dana White revealed a potential timeline of when Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler can actually happen
Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler doesn’t look likely to happen at UFC 296. Despite McGregor’s verbal assurance, Dana White has provided a potential timeline for the fight that doesn’t cite to be UFC 296.
In a recent chat with Crain and Company, Dana White addressed several issues, including Conor McGregor’s return against ‘Iron’ Chandler.
The UFC President said, “We’re working on it [Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler]. Yeah, I mean obviously we’re running the whole season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and to not do that fight would be ridiculous. I’m hoping we can do it early next year.”
Dana White tells Crain & Company, he is hoping to do Conor/Chandler early next year.Podcast was filmed a few weeks ago, but was released today.https://t.co/MHbc1Pnqar pic.twitter.com/mH2A0TCg5Z
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler have also begun feuding on social media since the TUF 31 season has come to an end.
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler squared off against each other as coaches in the recently aired The Ultimate Fighter Season 31. Team McGregor’s Brad Katona became a TUF double champ and walked out with honors alongside Kurt Holobaugh.
Now that the coaches are done with the season, they should get alligned to lock horns inside the UFC cage.
That said, Dana White can plan to welcome UFC with a PPV between McGregor and Chandler after a brief hiatus for the christmas and new year week.
Following the end of UFC 292, the next PPV- UFC 293 will be headlined by Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland on September 6. UFC 294 Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira 2 will be on October 21.
Then Jon Jones will defend his heavyweight strap against former champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 on November 11. As of now, UFC 296 doesn’t have a headliner.
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It’s been more than two years since we saw ‘Notorious’ in action. Conor McGregor competed twice in 2021 against Dustin Poirier consecutive.
He went on to lose both the fights via stoppage. ‘Diamond’ Poirier became the first man to knockout Conor McGregor in a MMA contest at UFC 257. Receiving sheer criticisms, he returned immediately at UFC 264 against Poirier.
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Upon mis planting his foot, Conor McGregor broke his ankle in half and lost the bout via doctor stoppage. His last UFC win came against Donald Cerrone via TKO at UFC 246. More than 3.5 years since his last win, McGregor will now return against former Bellator champion Chandler.
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