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Michael Chandler “Confident” McGregor Fight Happens First Half 2024, Reacts to Bellator Sale


Michael Chandler is a busy man these days despite his recent absence from the cage.

Hiatus, in fact, is the key word in Chandler’s life at the moment — the three-time Bellator MMA lightweight champ and UFC title challenger, fresh off his Ultimate Fighter 31 coaching gig against Conor McGregor, has entered into a partnership with Hiatus Tequila.

Chandler, who is always passionate in everything he does is no different with this new venture. He tried Hiatus about a year back through a friend. The UFC superstar knew then that he needed more involvement. “I didn’t want to just be an ambassador,” Chandler told Cageside Press in a recent interview, adding that once he met the team behind Hiatus, “I just knew I wanted to be involved in a big way, so I became an investor of the company.”

The Hiatus name existed prior to Chandler’s involvement, but it’s rather fitting. The lightweight, who has two Fight of the Year performances, is on a long timeout while he awaits the return of his TUF 31 opponent Conor McGregor. Their hotly anticipated fight may or may not be part of UFC 300, and even Chandler doesn’t seem to know for sure. Or if he does, he’s playing it close to the chest.

“I don’t know over/under, but I can say obviously that we…

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