Michael Chandler has recently claimed that the size of Conor McGregor is not real and is just a product of camera photography work and he is bigger than the notorious.
During an interview on Steve-O’s Wilderide podcast, Michael Chandler revealed the motivation behind calling out Conor McGregor at 170 pounds. Chandler explained that his decision was influenced by McGregor’s noticeable size on social media. The former UFC two-division champion’s online presence played a role in Chandler’s decision to challenge him at a specific weight class.
Chandler mentioned that he is not concerned about the weight class McGregor wants to fight. He observed that McGregor does not appear to be that big and bulky in person. For Chandler, McGregor’s photography team is doing an excellent job of highlighting his angles.
“The Notorious” Is Back to Train
Conor McGregor is a professional mixed martial artist and boxer from Ireland. He has held the title of Ultimate Fighting Championship Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, making him the first UFC fighter to hold championships in two weight classes at the same time. Furthermore, he is also a former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. Despite his achievements, McGregor has been involved in several controversies due to his behaviour throughout his career.
Conor McGregor’s last appearance was at an event Poirier vs. McGregor 3. It was a mixed martial arts competition hosted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and held on July 10, 2021, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Notorious lost that match due to a leg injury and hasn’t made a comeback ever since.
Michael Chandler, in his assessment of Conor McGregor‘s recent social media posts, suggests that the Irish fighter appears to be back in training. Judging by McGregor’s latest updates, Chandler observes signs that indicate the former two-division champion is actively engaged in his preparation for upcoming challenges.
Dana White on the Situation
UFC President Dana White is not concerned about Michael Chandler waiting for his fight with Conor McGregor. When asked about the possibility of Michael Chandler fighting Conor McGregor. He didn’t confirm whether Chandler will get the fight or not, but he did express his interest in the matchup. White thinks that Chandler vs. McGregor would be an exciting fight.
Some people have been wondering if McGregor will ever return to the UFC since there have been many delays. However, White said that he guarantees McGregor will come back to the UFC in 2024. He didn’t provide any details, but he dismissed any speculation that McGregor might never compete in UFC again.
With Dana White expressing interest in the Chandler-McGregor matchup, the MMA world eagerly awaits to see if the size debate translates into a compelling and highly-anticipated fight, shaping the landscape of the UFC in the coming year.