“I Loved to See Conor Distraught”- Michael Chandler Breaks Down the Real Reason Conor McGregor Is Losing 0-6 at TUF 31

Published 07/06/2023, 11:14 AM EDT

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Things are only going downhill for Conor McGregor in The Ultimate Fighter 31. The sixth episode of TUF 31 has aired recently, and Team McGregor is down 0-6. With a squad full of prospects pitted against veterans, the Irishman’s team is finding it very difficult to land even a single victory.

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With each episode, the probability of Michael Chandler‘s team taking a clean sweep is getting closer to reality. Moreover, fans and critics are criticizing the former UFC champion for his coaching style. According to many, McGregor is not paying enough attention on his team. Recently, his opponent Michael Chandler appeared in an interview with ESPN MMA. There, he hinted at the possible reason why McGregor is facing such lopsided losses.

Michael Chandler may have stated the key reason why Team McGregor is down 6-0

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The sixth episode featured a fight between prospect Lee Hammond and former UFC fighter Kurt Holobaugh. Although Hammond displayed great skill and courage in the fight, it was Holobaugh who came out on top eventually. Speaking about his team’s 6th victory, Chandler admitted that team McGregor’s Hammond put up a good performance.

However, he did not shy away from stating that the experience of Holobaugh was the deciding factor, as always.

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“Let’s be honest Lee Hammond did show and prove that he’s got a very bright future in the sport of mixed martial arts. But it always goes back to experience. Kurt Holobaugh used his veteranship and his mat awareness to be able to cinch up that mounted guillotine. And then it was over as soon as he locked it up and started squeezing. That’s a 36-year-old man battle-tested.”

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There might be some weight in Chandler’s statement, considering his team of experienced veterans are able to consistently dominate prospects. With TUF 31 going heavily in favor of Iron Mike, it seems like his team’s experience is indeed the reason Team McGregor is down 6-0.

Chandler loved to see Conor McGregor down on his knees?

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Going further in the interview, Chandler boldly stated that he loved to see McGregor fall to his knees in disappointment after his first pick of the TUF 31, Hammond lost the fight.

“Tough situation for all of Team McGregor, especially Conor. I loved to see Conor distraught and dropping to his knees for the loss of one of his guys.”

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Was it a straight jibe at the Irishman? Or Did Chandler mean that he was glad to see McGregor deeply care and feel for his team? Only Iron Mike knows! But what do you think is the reason behind TUF 31’s underwhelming outcome for McGregor? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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