Dropping biggest update about Conor McGregor return, Joe Rogan gets trademark Michael Chandler’s explosive response- “I am definitely…”

Published 10/04/2023, 11:43 AM EDT

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Chael Sonnen calls cutting weight “legalized cheating”. The verbose UFC analyst and former title contender is of the opinion that fighters should fight in divisions they qualify for at their walk-around weight. Aside from issues of fairness, cutting weight is also a difficult and grueling ordeal that takes a toll on fighters’ health and well-being.

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But it seems the practice is here to stay in combat sports due to the advantage it provides fighters. And Joe Rogan recently discussed one fighter in particular who he is convinced weighs much more than the weight he fights at.

Michael Chandler clarifies his weight after Joe Rogan’s speculation

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Joe Rogan was recently discussing Michael Chandler‘s post-fight octagon interview at UFC 274. He termed it the greatest post-fight speech he had ever heard. After viciously KO’ing Tony Ferguson, Chandler would passionately call out Conor McGregor.

“When I interviewed him after that fight, it was the best ever post-fight speech I’ve ever heard. He’s screaming ‘Conor McGregor’. I was standing next to him, interviewing him after the fight. And I go ‘How the f*** do you weigh 155 pounds?’ He is 190. I guarantee it right now.”

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Rogan also observed that he was puzzled at how Chandler could weigh 155 lbs due to his massive size. The UFC commentator believes that Chandler was at least 190 pounds and claims that if the American were to be weighed right now, the scales would say 190 pounds.

Chandler responded to Rogan’s comments on his official Twitter account. He was looking forward to his next fight and clarified that he did indeed weigh 190 pounds at the moment. “Can’t wait for the next one…and I am definitely 190 right now. @joerogan. Walk On. See you at the top!” Chandler tweeted. And while he may be eager to face McGregor next, a lot of uncertainty remains about the bout.

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Timeline for Conor McGregor’s comeback Fight still uncertain

McGregor was slated to take on Chandler in a welterweight bout in December this year. The two appeared as rival coaches in this year’s season (31) of The Ultimate Fighter. However, after the recent announcements by the UFC and Dana White of upcoming UFC events, December seems out of the question. This means McGregor will have to wait at least until early next year to make his comeback after over two years of inactivity.

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The reason behind this delay is unclear, but many have speculated that this may be because of McGregor’s non-compliance with USADA’s six-month rule. All fighters are required to enter the anti-doping body’s testing pool at least six months before they fight in the UFC. And the Irishman has reportedly yet to join the pool. Which is why Chandler may have to wait a long time before he can fight McGregor.

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Kanishk Thakur is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in political science from Delhi University, his love for writing and MMA made him want to be part of telling the story of the sport. His journalist mother and love for philosophy and research inculcated a staunch rationalism in him, and the need to substantiate every statement he makes with good evidence.
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