Conor McGregor Reveals Latest On UFC Return Date Following Conversation With Dana White

More and more people won’t believe that Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will occur until the two fighters are actually in the Octagon. Some, meanwhile, are believing that McGregor will just never fight again. The Irishman, however, wants to assure Chandler and fight fans everywhere that the bout between the two will happen before 2024 […]

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More and more people won’t believe that Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will occur until the two fighters are actually in the Octagon. Some, meanwhile, are believing that McGregor will just never fight again.

The Irishman, however, wants to assure Chandler and fight fans everywhere that the bout between the two will happen before 2024 ends.

In a tweet to “Iron,” McGregor stated that promise after apparently having a recent conversation with UFC CEO Dana White.

“I talked to Dana today about our new date, all looking good! 24′ for sure,” McGregor wrote.

Conor McGregor: Fight vs. Michael Chandler Will Happen Before End Of 2024

McGregor, in fact, posted a video on his social media showing him taking a run weeks removed from his toe injury, which led to the cancellation of his planned comeback at UFC 303 late last month.

McGregor and Chandler, after coaching season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter, were finally scheduled to face each other in the June 29 main event at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

A June 3 press conference, however, was canceled at the last minute, with the fight officially being confirmed as postponed 10 days later.

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Conor McGregor claims fight with Michael Chandler ‘for sure’ happening in 2024 after meeting with Dana White

Conor McGregor claims fight with Michael Chandler 'For Sure' happening in 2024 after meeting with Dana WhiteAccording to Conor McGregor, he will fight Michael Chandler before the clock runs out on 2024. McGregor was originally…

Conor McGregor claims fight with Michael Chandler 'For Sure' happening in 2024 after meeting with Dana White

According to Conor McGregor, he will fight Michael Chandler before the clock runs out on 2024.

McGregor was originally scheduled to fight the former Bellator MMA champion at UFC 303 in Las Vegas last month, but a broken pinky toe forced the Irish megastar to withdraw from the fight.

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Thus far, no official announcements have been made regarding a rescheduled date, but McGregor recently offered an update on social media, revealing that their fight will happen before 2025 comes around.

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“I talked to Dana today about our new days, all looking good! 24′ for sure,” McGregor wrote on X.

McGregor insists he’ll be good to go by August or September. Unfortunately, the promotion’s dance card is currently booked full for most of 2024 leaving only a few dates available where the Irishman could fit into a main event.

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It’s safe to say that McGregor vs. Chandler won’t be happening at UFC 306 when the promotion makes its highly anticipated debut at Sphere in Las Vegas.

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UFC 307 in Salt Lake City is a possibility, though recent rumors have suggested that the promotion could be looking to book Sean O’Malley vs. Merab Dvalishvili at the event. We can’t see the UFC taking McGregor to Abu Dhabi for UFC 308, and UFC 309 is currently earmarked for a heavyweight championship superfight between Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic.

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That leaves December which would be UFC 310. Thus far, it’s the only pay-per-view in 2024 without any solid details regarding its date or location, let alone the main event. Since 2019, the UFC has run the final PPV of the year in Las Vegas. 2024 likely won’t be any different, making it the best candidate for McGregor’s quote-unquote “greatest comeback in combat sports history.”

Of course, all of this is pure speculation until Dana White says otherwise.

Michael Chandler Told He Has Become A Top Five Draw In The UFC Despite Long Lay-Off: ‘He Got What He Wanted Without Having To Throw A Punch…’

Michael Chandler has not fought since his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 in November of 2022. He has spent the best part of a year and a half at this stage trying to answer questions of when he will be fighting Conor McGregor and whether this wait has been worth it. Everything finally […]

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Michael Chandler has not fought since his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 in November of 2022.

He has spent the best part of a year and a half at this stage trying to answer questions of when he will be fighting Conor McGregor and whether this wait has been worth it.

Everything finally looked to be heading his way until McGregor withdrew from UFC 303 due to a broken toe with the plan to push the fight back a few months so that he can return at 100%.

Of course, fighting McGregor is an opportunity that simply doesn’t get any bigger in this sport but if the fight never happens, Chandler could have missed out on some incredibly significant time in his career now that he is 38 years old.

Chael Sonnen does not see it this way because of the goal that “Iron” Mike approached this fight with.

Chael Sonnen Argues That Michael Chandler Has Still Got What He Wanted Out Of Conor McGregor Without Fighting Him

During a recent episode of the Good Guy / Bad Guy show on ESPN MMA, Daniel Cormier made the prediction that Chandler will fight again this year but it may not be McGregor.

Though some would consider this a big setback for the former Bellator fight because of how long he has waited, Sonnen believes that he has still gained massively from this period of his career.

“The Bad Guy” argues that by being spoken about in connection with the biggest fight that is possible means that he has been able to increase his own stock and name value without ever stepping inside the Octagon.

Sonnen argues that Chandler has been given the McGregor exposure without actually needing to fight him first.

“Michael Chandler, behind the scenes, his number one motivation to fight Conor McGregor, it was not some big huge lucrative payday like so many people think. Michael Chandler was playing a long game, he thought, ‘I match-up very well, Conor’s got the fans, I go in there, I beat him, I leave with all the fans’. Well, he’s kind of there. I mean, in all fairness, we’re all chomping at the bit to see Michael Chandler.

“What I’m trying to suggest for you is it doesn’t really matter. Michael Chandler, I believe, is a top five draw right now and I don’t believe after his last fight that he was. I think all this media, all this attention, the things that are dangling, you and I discussing him, I think he’s actually gone up. I think he got what he wanted without having to throw a punch.”

Read also: Chael Sonnen Sends Advice To Former Alex Pereira Kickboxing Opponent Artem Vakhitov On MMA Transition: ‘Might Be A Better Approach…’ 

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Conor McGregor provides update amid links to December fighting return: ‘Comeback loading’

Conor McGregor provides update on return amid links to December fight comeback loadingFormer two-division champion, Conor McGregor has claimed his return to the UFC is “loading” once more amid links to…

Conor McGregor provides update on return amid links to December fight comeback loading

Former two-division champion, Conor McGregor has claimed his return to the UFC is “loading” once more amid links to a comeback fight at UFC 310 before the end of the year in December, in a rescheduled fight against former title challenger, Michael Chandler.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight champion and featherweight titleholder, has been sidelined for the last three years from the Octagon, most recently headlining UFC 264.

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And slated to return at the end of last month in a UFC 303 headliner against the above-mentioned, Chandler, former champion, McGregor was sidelined once more through injury – citing a fractured toe on his left foot which forced his exit from the International Fight Week card. 

And hitting out at former-foe, Dustin Poirier following his withdrawal from UFC 303 amid his injury, McGregor claimed the Lafayette striker and his wife, Jolie Poirier were running a “scam” in the form of their Good Fight Foundation charitable organization

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“Scammers, him and his wife,” Conor McGregor posted on his official X account in a series of now-deleted comments. “Scammers. Buy the shorts that he quit in the most important fight of his life. Scammers, him and his wife. Scammers. Broke scammer alert.”

Conor McGregor shares update on new UFC return date

Conor McGregor confirms gut wrenching toe injury forced UFC 303 withdrawal it needs a few weeks

And linked with a potential end-of-year return against the above-mentioned Chandler in a UFC 310 pay-per-view comeback, McGregor provided a brief update on his immediate fighting future on his official social media again tonight.

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Without a victory since 2020, McGregor’s most recent professional win came in the form of a dominant opening round knockout win over Donald Cerrone, dispatching the former lightweight title challenger with a stunning high-kick finish inside just 40-seconds in their welterweight main event showdown. 

Do you think Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon by the end of the year?

Conor McGregor provides update amid links to December fighting return: ‘Comeback loading’

Conor McGregor provides update on return amid links to December fight comeback loadingFormer two-division champion, Conor McGregor has claimed his return to the UFC is “loading” once more amid links to…

Conor McGregor provides update on return amid links to December fight comeback loading

Former two-division champion, Conor McGregor has claimed his return to the UFC is “loading” once more amid links to a comeback fight at UFC 310 before the end of the year in December, in a rescheduled fight against former title challenger, Michael Chandler.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight champion and featherweight titleholder, has been sidelined for the last three years from the Octagon, most recently headlining UFC 264.

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And slated to return at the end of last month in a UFC 303 headliner against the above-mentioned, Chandler, former champion, McGregor was sidelined once more through injury – citing a fractured toe on his left foot which forced his exit from the International Fight Week card. 

And hitting out at former-foe, Dustin Poirier following his withdrawal from UFC 303 amid his injury, McGregor claimed the Lafayette striker and his wife, Jolie Poirier were running a “scam” in the form of their Good Fight Foundation charitable organization

Conor McGregor plans August return to UFC amid toe injury layoff I can't get into a shoe yet
Mandatory Credit: Jose Penuela

“Scammers, him and his wife,” Conor McGregor posted on his official X account in a series of now-deleted comments. “Scammers. Buy the shorts that he quit in the most important fight of his life. Scammers, him and his wife. Scammers. Broke scammer alert.”

Conor McGregor shares update on new UFC return date

Conor McGregor confirms gut wrenching toe injury forced UFC 303 withdrawal it needs a few weeks

And linked with a potential end-of-year return against the above-mentioned Chandler in a UFC 310 pay-per-view comeback, McGregor provided a brief update on his immediate fighting future on his official social media again tonight.

“Comeback loading…” Conor McGregor posted

Without a victory since 2020, McGregor’s most recent professional win came in the form of a dominant opening round knockout win over Donald Cerrone, dispatching the former lightweight title challenger with a stunning high-kick finish inside just 40-seconds in their welterweight main event showdown. 

Do you think Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon by the end of the year?

Ariel Helwani claims Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will be rebooked for December, rules out Noche UFC

Ariel Helwani believes Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will be rebooked for December, rules out Noche UFCAriel Helwani sees the long-awaited clash between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler going down in December. Originally, the Irish…

Ariel Helwani believes Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will be rebooked for December, rules out Noche UFC

Ariel Helwani sees the long-awaited clash between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler going down in December.

Originally, the Irish megastar was scheduled to make his quote-unquote “greatest comeback in combat sports history” at UFC 303. Unfortunately, McGregor opted to bow out of the bout due to a broken pinky toe, paving the way for Alex Pereira to step in and steal the spotlight with another highlight-reel knockout.

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Since his withdrawal, McGregor suggested that a return in August or September would be optimal. Sadly, that may not be the case according to Helwani who believes that December would be the likeliest date since the UFC’s dance card is already filled up for the next few months.

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“At this point, if I had to put money on Conor vs Chandler, if I had to, and this is not me reporting it, so don’t go crazy,” Helwani said on The MMA Hour. “But the way the wind is blowing at this juncture, it seems to be December. I don’t think they are going to create a date. If I had to, this second. And then, like I said.”

Helwani says there’s ‘no chance’ of conor mcGregor vs. Michael chandler happening at sphere

With McGregor previously suggesting a September return date, rumors ran rampant that we could see McGregor vs. Chandler at UFC 306 when the promotion heads to Sphere in Las Vegas. Helwani ruled out that possibility, adding that McGregor would be a far too expensive edition for an event with a production budget already tipping the scales at $17 million.

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“There will be no chance Conor and Chandler will fight at the Sphere, it’s just too expensive, and Conor commands too much money,” Helwani added.

Helwani went on to suggest that the highly anticipated bantamweight title clash between reigning champion ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley and Merab Dvalishvili could headline Noche UFC on September 14, though Helwani made it clear that nothing is set in stone with the promotion also considering taking the fight to Salt Lake City for UFC 307 a month later.

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