Conor McGregor’s Coach Kavanagh Convinced Michael Chandler Is Just ‘Bigger’ Version of Former UFC Opponent; Has a Plan Ready

Published 03/14/2023, 7:50 AM EDT

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Conor McGregor is on a path toward coming into the UFC again with a mega fight. He is, however, never away from the news and the drama. His return fight is scheduled against Michael Chandler and an explosive performance is expected of the former UFC double champion. ‘The Notorious’ will be expected to win against ‘Iron Mike’ to get a title shot at the lightweight championship if the bout takes place at 155 pounds.

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Furthermore, the Irishman will be needing the help of his coaches to get a victory over the MMA veteran. His coaches were recently seen in an interview, wherein they spoke about McGregor’s opponent.

Coach John Kavanagh revealed what he thinks about Michael Chandler

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Coach Kavanagh and Coach Roddy were present in the latest interview on The MacLife wherein they shared what they think about Michael Chandler. The Irish coach made a comparison of Chandler with one of McGregor’s past opponents. The SBG coach said, “I’ve said it already. It’s like he’s a big Chand Mendes…”.

Additionally, Kavanagh listed the qualities he finds similar in Chandler and Mendes. He added, “He’s like a bigger Chad Mendes to me. Similar build, it’s like he’s like Chad that’s just grown up a bit. But a little wild with the hands. Maybe even wilder than Chad Mendes was. Energy, the wrestling movements, and takedowns cost a lot of energy.”

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Furthermore, the SBG Coach concluded by saying, “Good ground and pound so yeah I think I don’t see a huge difference in terms of strategy and technique and what to fear and what to look for in both of those fighters and we did pretty well against Chad.”

Kavanagh seems to be confident in McGregor against Chandler in their potential bout.

How did Conor McGregor win against Chad Mendes?

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Conor McGregor took on Chad Mendes at UFC 189 for the interim featherweight title. ‘The Notorious’ was confident ahead of the fight against the wrestling expert. Mendes was successful in takedowns against the Irishman. However, ‘Money’ was outclassed on his feet.

McGregor eventually got a win against Mendes by TKO in the final moments of round 2. This victory secured the interim featherweight championship at UFC 189. ‘The Notorious’ will be hoping to get a similar win against Michael Chandler.

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What do you think about Coach Kavanagh’s comments on Michael Chandler? Let us know in the comments.

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Faizan Mirza

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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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