‘It’s Conor Being Conor’- Michael Chandler Talks About Conor McGregor’s Unusual Request

Published 04/04/2021, 1:42 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland addresses the media after the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Michael Chandler is all set to face Charles Oliveira on May 15th for the UFC lightweight title. The UFC has finally set the match as Nurmagomedov has shown no interest in returning.

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While Chandler and Oliveira are all set to compete for the gold. McGregor and Poirier are finally going to fight in their much-anticipated trilogy match.

Recently, during an interview, McGregor was talking about how he is not interested in other belts as he should now have a belt named after him. We know McGregor for being outspoken, and the notorious one never feels shy in speaking his mind.

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Does Michael Chandler love Conor McGregor’s Idea?

Chandler knows McGregor and wasn’t even a little surprised when he heard about what the former champion had said. He knows it’s just McGregor being himself and saying what he feels is right.

“I love it, man, It’s Conor being Conor, listen I mean you can say what you want about Connor, but man, the dudes, the biggest combat sports icon on the planet,” he said.

McGregor is arguably the most popular MMA fighter in the world. Therefore, whatever the fighter does inside or outside the ring gets popularized a lot.

Even though that is the case, it is still highly unlikely that UFC is just going to name a belt after ‘The Notorious’ one. Chandler also knows that and talked about the same.

“I don’t think it’s going to happen; I think it’s kind of cool idea and I’d love the prospect of him beating Dustin Poirier and me fighting him.”

Chandler is concentrating on his upcoming title match with Oliviera. Although he is also interested in fighting McGregor somewhere down the line.

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SAITAMA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 29: Michael Chandler and Sidney Outlaw compete in the bout during the Bellator Japan – Fedor v Rampage at Saitama Super Arena on December 29, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

I’d love a paddock rare belt or whatever he said sitting on my mantle, you know to add to my collection. But I want to share the Octagon with Conor McGregor sooner or later eventually before I retire,” he said.

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McGregor demanding a belt in his name is unusual, although it is exactly in tune with his nature. Michael Chandler for one loves the idea and if it happens would also love to have that belt upon his mantlepiece.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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