“Trying to Get Conor Killed and Transported Straight to Jake Paul”: Conor McGregor Given “Interesting” Michael Chandler Warning by UFC Fans

Published 11/24/2022, 12:15 PM EST

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Conor McGregor‘s comeback has been making headlines since the UFC superstar recently tweeted about being all set to make his comeback next year. The fans might finally hear “The Notorious Conor McGregor” reverberating in the arena again, after 16 long months. And not just the fans, there are some fellow fighters who await the Irishman impatiently. One of them is Michael Chandler.

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There have been various occasions where ‘The Iron’ has called out ‘The Notorious’ to be his first opponent upon his comeback. And the supporters think that if the fight happens, Chandler might actually prevail against McGregor.

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In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Michael Chandler confirmed that he wants one man, and one man only. And that is Conor McGregor.

Fans pick Michael Chandler against Conor McGregor

Ariel Helwani posted a clip from his interview with Michael Chandler that focuses on him wanting to fight Conor McGregor as soon as he makes a comeback. Helwani discusses the potential match-up between Chandler and McGregor. And it surely grabbed quite a few eyeballs. Fans voiced their opinions on this potential fight. They believe Chandler would emerge victorious if this fight happens.

Fans reacted to the clip, leaning more towards Michael Chandler to come out as the winner:

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Seems like fans do not feel that Conor McGregor is the same fighter he used to be once. ‘The Irishman’ was the first UFC fighter to hold two belts in two divisions. However, fans don’t seem to favor McGregor after his not-so-good performance in his last few fights.

Michael Chandler thinks he is the ideal challenger to The Irishman

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Michael Chandler has called out Conor McGregor on multiple occasions in the past. First, after his fight with Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson, respectively; followed by various such instances. Chandler also believes that his call-outs gained all the required attention. Further, Chandler is pretty sure that he is the ideal opponent for someone like McGregor, who sells PPV “no matter what“.

Chandler said, “I think it’s a fight that would get the juices flowing of the entire mixed martial arts landscape.” He further added, “Conor’s the A-side. Conor’s the guy who sells pay-per-views no matter what. He always does need an interesting dance partner, no matter what. You’re gonna be hard-pressed to find a guy who’s more of an interesting guy with the momentum right now than me.”

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Conor McGregor is believed to be making a comeback next year. Hence, Chandler vs. McGregor might potentially happen in 2023. Who do you think would prevail if this fight happens?

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Written by:

Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.
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Vineet Nandwana

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