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Conor McGregor Sets Stage for Comeback Clash with Michael Chandler

LockerRoom Team
02 January 2024

In a highly anticipated announcement, Conor McGregor, known as "The Notorious," declared his much-awaited return to the octagon on Sunday. The Irish fighter revealed that he is scheduled to face Michael Chandler in a UFC event slated for June 29 in the vibrant city of Las Vegas. Adding to the intrigue, McGregor disclosed that the bout would be contested at the 185-pound weight class.

McGregor took to his social media platforms to share the exciting news with his fans. In a video message, he stated, "Ladies and gentlemen, a Happy New Year to you all. I'd like to announce the return date for myself, the 'Notorious' Conor McGregor. The greatest comeback of all time will take place in Las Vegas for International Fight Week, June the 29th... and the opponent, Michael Chandler. And the weight, Mr. Chandler, 185 pounds."

Following McGregor's announcement, Michael Chandler expressed his readiness for the showdown. Reportedly telling ESPN, "Here we go. Any weight is good with me." He further addressed the development on social media, stating, "I always said I wanted you at your biggest, your baddest and your best. 185 would look good on me."

Confirmation of the matchup and Chandler's willingness to fight at any weight, including middleweight, came from MMA Fighting's Damon Martin. Despite this revelation, the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding the McGregor-Chandler bout or reveal any details about the event scheduled for June 29. However, McGregor's proposed return date aligns with the time frame when the UFC traditionally hosts International Fight Week, with the most recent edition taking place in early July. As fans eagerly await further details, the prospect of this high-stakes clash has already set the MMA community abuzz with anticipation.

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