If Conor McGregor Stops Michael Chandler, Sean O’Malley Predicts New Heights in His Career.
The much-anticipated return of Conor McGregor to the UFC gained momentum in October as he officially re-entered the drug-testing pool in partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). June 29 2024, emerges as the target for McGregor’s potential comeback.
Following his re-entry into the program, McGregor promptly engaged in the required drug-testing procedures in October, marking a significant procedural step leading to his awaited return to competitive MMA action.
Conor McGregor‘s most recent appearance in the octagon took place at the highly anticipated event titled “Poirier vs. McGregor 3.” This mixed martial arts competition, hosted by the UFC, unfolded on July 10, 2021, at the iconic T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately for McGregor fans, the match’s outcome was not in his favour as he suffered a defeat, attributed to a leg injury.
‘It Would Be Legendary’ Says Sugar
Sean O’Malley, the current UFC Bantamweight Champion, who secures the #8 position in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of December 19, 2023, solidifying his standing in the world of mixed martial arts.
On the eve of New Year’s 2024, the Irishman stirred excitement with the revelation of his upcoming clash with Michael Chandler. ‘Sugar’ O’Malley, reigning as the bantamweight champion, promptly addressed the news in a video posted on the Sean O’Malley YouTube channel. Engaging in a conversation with Tim Welch, the champion shared his insights and expectations for the upcoming bout.
“If he knocks out Chandler, he’d have a knockout at ’45, knockout at ’55, knockout at ’70, knockout at 185. That would be legendary.” Said O’Malley.
Chandler on the Matchup
Michael Chandler, coming from the United States, is a seasoned professional mixed martial artist pursuing his trade in the Lightweight division of the UFC. With a career spanning back to 2009, Chandler has established himself as a important figure in the world of MMA. His journey to recognition began with notable performances under the banner of Bellator MMA, where he showcased his skills from 2010 through 2020.
Speaking To ESPN in a recent interview Chandler Said: “We all know it’s never 100 percent officially confirmed until we actually step in the Octagon, but obviously my team has been in touch with the UFC,”
“June 29 is what I’m preparing for. I’m leaving my family to head down to Florida to get into fight camp, the fight camp that has been looming now for a year.”
As Boss Dana White has yet to confirm the matchup, the anticipation builds for Conor McGregor‘s potential return and Sean O’Malley’s predictions, the MMA community eagerly awaits the unfolding of what could indeed be a legendary chapter in the sport’s history.