Conor McGregor‘s highly anticipated return to the octagon could be just around the corner, according to his manager, Audie Attar. Ever since suffering a devastating leg break during his bout with Dustin Poirier in July 2021, McGregor has been out of action. However, a potential clash with Michael Chandler is now on the horizon, and Attar is optimistic that the fight could take place before the end of this year.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, Attar stated, “Listen, you can’t rule out this year, but we’re definitely preparing for a thrilling showdown with Michael Chandler. The Ultimate Fighter is currently airing, and although our team isn’t performing as well as we’d hoped, it doesn’t mean that the actual fight will yield the same results. So, I’m really excited about this matchup. It’s going to be an electrifying encounter against Chandler. Keep your eyes peeled because it’s bound to happen, either later this year or at the beginning of next year.”
McGregor has already made waves in this year’s Ultimate Fighter series, where he served as one of the coaches. Fueling speculation about his return, McGregor took to Twitter to tease fans about a potential fight date, mentioning “December” as a possibility. Although the post has since been deleted, it sent MMA enthusiasts into a frenzy of anticipation.
As for Chandler, he holds an impressive record of 23 wins and 8 losses in his fighting career. In his most recent fight against Poirier in November, he fell victim to a third-round submission, eager to prove himself once again in the octagon.
Fans around the world eagerly await McGregor’s return, hopeful that the Irish superstar will make a triumphant comeback against Chandler. With the stage set for an epic clash, the only question that remains is when these two formidable fighters will step into the cage together.