Watch: “Great Coach” Conor McGregor From Past TUF Season Goes Viral After Michael Chandler Announcement

Published 02/06/2023, 3:55 AM EST

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The buzz from the Conor McGregor TUF announcement is still going strong. UFC president Dana White, in a recent announcement, confirmed the return of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor for the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” His rival coach and opponent for a UFC bout thereafter would be the former Bellator champion Michael Chandler.

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Since the announcement, fans have discussed McGregor’s return to the show. They have compared his personality from his featherweight days to the current one. While many are debating the outcome of a fight between McGregor and Michael Chandler, others are discussing how effective he will be as a coach.

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On season 22 of TUF, McGregor coached opposite Urijah Faber. One of the most memorable seasons of TUF, it delivered a lot of entertaining moments featuring McGregor and his hilarious back-and-forth with Faber.

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However, Team McGregor could not pull off the win as Ryan Hall beat Artem Lobov to secure the TUF finals for Team Faber.

Eight years hence, McGregor has another chance to secure a TUF win as a coach. As we await the entertainment of Conor McGregor’s second stint at TUF, some fans took a look back at a memorable moment from TUF 22.

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In a clip shared on Twitter, we see Conor McGregor coaching his TUF team. The caption to the post read “Conor was such a great coach on his season on TUF.” In the clip, the Irishman asked his team to do some light sparring without the protective gear. He wanted them to get a feeling of actual fighting without damaging each other.

At the end of the session, he quoted his coach John Kavanagh to describe this type of training as “upgrading the software without damaging the hardware.”

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This throwback to TUF 22 garnered some mixed reactions from the fans.

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Judging from the reactions, several fans liked McGregor’s approach back in the day. However, they do not expect the same from ‘Mystic Mac’ anymore. Since TUF 22, Conor McGregor has scaled many heights. At the same time, he has also grown his reputation for being notorious for controversies outside the cage.

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The former ‘champ champ’ has lost many fans due to his various shenanigans. Now, returning from a two-year injury layoff, McGregor has a chance to prove his followers right and his haters wrong. His road to redemption begins at TUF against Michael Chandler.

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What are your thoughts on McGregor’s first TUF season? What do you expect from him around this time? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeswanth Praveen

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.
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