Conor McGregor He stressed that he would fight Michael Chandler Before the end of the year amid fan concerns UFC The conflict will definitely not happen.

In early February, it was announced that McGregor and Chandler would be opposing coaches for the new season. Ultimate FighterAired from May 30 to August 15, before they fought each other. However, no date, location or weight class has been confirmed for the match.

McGregor is also not in the testing pool of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Fighters must be in the pool for six months and return two negative tests (and zero positives) to compete in the UFC. As a result, McGregor must enter the pool immediately if he is to fight before the end of 2022.

“It’s over, man,” said Conor McGregor. Daily Mirror At the weekend. “It’s over. I’m ready.

“At the end of the year, I came back to that cage having raced. I’m getting ready now, ready to go.

“The fight is now signed. will be announced during Ultimate Fighter. For this reason, Ultimate Fighter will air on ESPN in a few days; When the show is over, we will have a date and everything will be arranged for the fans.”

The 34-year-old Irishman McGregor has not fought since July 2021, when he broke his leg in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier.

Meanwhile, Chandler also lost to Poirier in his latest match, presented by his American friend, in November.

Last week, the second documentary about McGregor’s career was released on Netflix. McGregor forever It chronicles the former double weight champion’s battles with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone, back-to-back losses to Poirier in 2021, and recovering from a broken leg. To read Independent‘s review of the four-part series is here.

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