Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will ‘hopefully’ struggle one another in 2024, stated UFC president Dana White, in an replace that can hardly encourage followers.
McGregor vs Chandler was introduced in February 2023, and the pair squared off as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter final summer time, however their bout continues to be with no date, location and weight class.
On New Year’s Eve, McGregor took to social media to say that he would struggle Chandler at middleweight on 29 June, however the UFC by no means confirmed the information. And per White, the promotion won’t achieve this, as pertains to the date talked about by McGregor.
McGregor, 35, and Chandler, 37, will struggle “eventually”, the UFC president informed Pat McAfee on Wednesday (7 February), including: “Hopefully this year. There is no date.
“I’m hoping for the fall, [hopefully] we get it done in the fall.”
Irishman McGregor final fought in July 2021, struggling a damaged leg in his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier. American Chandler was additionally crushed by Poirier final day trip, shedding to his compatriot by way of submission in November 2022.
McGregor is a former dual-weight UFC champion – the primary within the promotion’s historical past – having held the featherweight and light-weight belts in 2016. He has additionally competed at welterweight within the UFC.
Chandler is a former three-time Bellator light-weight champion, who signed with the UFC in 2020. Since then, he has crushed Tony Ferguson and Dan Hooker however suffered losses to Poirier, Charles Oliveira and Dustin Gaethje.