Confirming Dana White Met Conor McGregor for Talks, Michael Chandler Hints He Could Be Out of the Fight in Angry Outburst

Published 12/29/2023, 2:46 AM EST

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The uncertain nature of the return of Conor McGregor has many fans concerned. However, Dana White recently assured that he sat down with Conor McGregor in the UAE to talk about his UFC comeback. Meanwhile, Michael Chandler, who’s been waiting to fight the Irishman, confirmed that White will catch up with McGregor in another meeting while giving ‘The Notorious’ a reality check.

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Michael Chandler has not fought in over a year. This is primarily because he was announced as Conor McGregor’s comeback opponent after getting pitted against the Irishman as a coach on the 31st season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. Since then, he’s been on the sidelines waiting for McGregor to make his return. But now Chandler’s broken his silence in an angry outburst on social media.

Michael Chandler talks about Dana White meeting Conor McGregor in Abu Dhabi

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‘Iron’ seemingly learned that Dana White will be in talks with the former double champion in the UAE regarding his comeback. Michael Chandler made a request to the 54-year-old hoping that the UFC CEO can make sure that Conor McGregor does what he had promised to do, and fight him sooner rather than later.

“I heard there was a meeting in Abu Dhabi or Dubai tonight…hopefully Dana can convince [McGregor] to be a man of his word,” said Chandler. However, he had no beef with the Irishman and claimed that people often fail to live up to what they say. In addition to that, the 5th-ranked lightweight also stated that McGregor is not the fighter he used to be before – both statements taking digs at the ‘Notorious.’

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“Conor isn’t a real fighter anymore. Not mad at him for it. Can’t say I wouldn’t be the same at this point in his downfall,” Michael Chandler added. With more than two years on the shelves, ‘Iron’ also gave his take on whether he thinks McGregor will return. Let’s have a look at that front.

‘The Notorious’ may never come back, claimed Chandler

Conor McGregor may not have been fighting, but he’s been busy with his other endeavors. He’s had success in his business ventures, he filmed his first Hollywood movie ‘Road House’, and even released a docuseries called ‘McGregor Forever’. meanwhile, Michael Chandler mentioned how the former double champion’s docuseries showed him about making his long-awaited comeback. Being two years out of action, ‘Iron’ believes that McGregor may never return to fight again.

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“Imagine saying it, ‘the greatest comeback in combat sports history’ and then doing a whole sham of a documentary about it, and then never coming back – McGregor FORGOTTEN,” Michael Chandler added. He hinted that he may opt out of this given how long Conor McGregor is taking to get back inside the Octagon.

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There is no word on any backup opponent for either Michael Chandler or Conor McGregor should their fight not take place. But ‘Iron’ does not want to wait any longer. Was it right for Chandler to lash out on social media about his situation? Give us your thoughts in the comments section.

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