“He Is Gonna Leave the Octagon on a Stretcher” – Partying With Rick Ross, Conor McGregor Dished Concerning Prediction by Fans for Michael Chandler Fight

Published 05/28/2023, 4:16 AM EDT

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Amidst talks of a return fight against Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor is not doing himself any favors. Recently surfaced pictures show him at another party and the fans are not pleased. With Chandler flooding his social media with training and motivational content, McGregor’s feed is a stark contrast. This has prompted many fans to question the Irishman’s resolve about returning to MMA successfully.

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Conor McGregor has been on the sideline since his leg break at UFC 264 in July 2021. That was until Dana White announced his return earlier this year. The UFC president announced McGregor would return to coach season 31 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ against Michael Chandler and the pair would then fight later this year.

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The announcement was exciting for the MMA community, but a rift between McGregor and USADA slowed things down. Until recently, all parties announced a peaceful resolution to the disputes and confirmed McGregor would enter the testing pool shortly.

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According to a statement from White, McGregor vs. Chandler will go down in November or December of 2023. Hence, the fans were not thrilled to see McGregor partying when he could be heading for the most pivotal fight of his career.

Fans bash Conor McGregor for partying instead of training

Recent pictures that surfaced on social media show Conor McGregor partying with American rapper Rick Ross. The event reportedly went down in Monaco, France where McGregor went to attend the Grand Prix. In the pictures, we see McGregor all smiles with a glass of alcohol in his hand. In another, he looks in high spirits while Ross is holding a bottle of Proper 12 Irish Whiskey.

 

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McGregor’s antics have left the fans disappointed. They took to the comment section to vent their frustrations with the former champion.

  • All respect to Conor but he’s never beating Chandler, and he’s got two feet out the game now. His fans need to accept it
  • Yeah he’s either losing or not fighting at all.
  • Both these guys were relevant 8 years ago
  • The training is getting harder and harder, this time he is gonna leave the octagon on a stretcher seriously
  • Mentally he won’t be the same in the octagon…
  • he’ll break a toe in training camp and come up with excuses like usual
  • Chandler gonna take this man’s soul
  • He’ll lose to chandler than come out with another movie making excuses for why he lost to Dustin x2 and Chandler
  • Bruh I have hope he can beat chandler but it’s getting lessened by the day

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Several fans are already writing him off in a potential bout against Michael Chandler. But will he prove them wrong?

Season 31 of TUF will premiere on May 30. Per Dana White, fans can expect a fight announcement in the weeks that follow, before TUF wraps up.

Do you think McGregor will switch back to his old self once the fight is announced? Will he be able to train well enough and get the job done against Michael Chandler?

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, having written over 500 articles on the sport. With a Master’s degree in English Literature, Yeswanth expertly combines his writing and storytelling skills with his passion for MMA. He was initially drawn to the sport after the intense rivalry between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov captured his attention.
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