Conor McGregor confirms summer UFC fight against Michael Chandler is set: ‘We got confirmation’

Conor McGregor confirms summer UFC fight against Michael Chandler is set we got confirmation

Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor has confirmed a return to the Octagon will take place later this summer – in a long-anticipated fight against perennial lightweight contender, Michael Chandler, claiming he received confirmation of his return from the promotion at long last.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the promotion, has been sidelined since 2021, most recently fracturing his left tibia and fibula in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Dustin Poirier.

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As for Chandler, the Kill Cliff FC staple has yet to feature since took on former interim lightweight champion, Poirier back in 2022, suffering a third round rear-naked choke loss to their common-opponent.

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Conor McGregor confirms UFC return is set

Remaining anxious regarding his comeback to the sport amid continued frustration, McGregor, 35, appears to have finally received a breakthrough on a return to the UFC – claiming confirmation has been granted by the brass regarding a summer fight with Chandler.

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“We got confirmation a few days ago that it’s all systems go,” Conor McGregor told ESPN MMA. “And ‘The Mac’ – ‘The Notorious’, will be returning to the UFC Octagon this summer.”


“Shut up, Michael (Chandler) – you f*cking imbecile,” Conor McGregor explained. “The man doesn’t shut up. I seen him on ‘Raw’ – I like Mike – I’m going to bust him up. I’m going to bust MIke up, yeah? If I say it, I do it – if I say it, it gets done. Put that on my stone.”

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Conor McGregor confirms return fight is set for UFC 303 in June against Michael Chandler
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Growing concerned with a lack of traction on a fight with Chandler this summer, McGregor claimed he was initially targeted to fight in December of last year or in January, before brakes were put on a comeback.

McGregor also revealed his growing frustrations with his hiatus from the sport, as he takes part in a global tour to promote the upcoming release of ‘Road House – which features the Dubliner in an apparent lead antagonist role.

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