Conor McGregor has admitted that he was concerned in a ‘hostile’ incident with Michael Chandler on the set of The Ultimate Fighter.
McGregor and Chandler are at present filming the brand new season of the UFC’s actuality tv present, with the pair set to sq. off within the Octagon later this 12 months – although their combat remains to be with out a date, location and weight class.
UFC president Dana White mentioned this month that ‘a lot of s*** went down’ between McGregor and Chandler throughout filming, and McGregor has now confirmed that ‘tempers flared’.
Irishman McGregor informed Barstool Sports: “I had respect for Chandler [before filming]. [Then] we had an issue, right. Obviously tempers are flaring, it’s a f***ing hostile thing.
“I like his style, he likes my style, we have a good little buzz, [but] there’s still competitive fire, I’m still gonna mince him. I know he’s gonna try and throw everything into his shots, also. But there’s still admiration, that’s how it should be, that’s how sport should be.
“You should have the ability to separate it. We had an issue once during it, and it’s all good. Tempers were flaring, we got past it.”
McGregor, 34, and American Chandler, 36, are each 1-3 of their final 4 fights.
McGregor final fought in July 2021, struggling a damaged leg in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier, whereas Chandler’s final bout additionally got here towards Poirier, who submitted “Iron Mike” in November.
The Ultimate Fighter sees two UFC athletes teaching opposing groups of contestants, all of whom are bidding for a spot on the UFC roster. One winner is topped from the group of contestants, whereas the coaches go on to combat one another.
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