Michael Chandler, the former lightweight champion, confirmed this afternoon that he had entered training for his return to the Octagon in 2018. This comes after Conor McGregor announced he would be fighting the former on the 29th of June, during International Fight Week Las Vegas. The fight will take place at the UFC 302 payperview event.
Chandler, who was a former lightweight title challenger for the promotion under its banner, has been out of the Octagon ever since he lost a rear-naked choke submission in the third round to Dustin Poirier, his common enemy, back in November 2022, at Madison Square Garden.
For McGregor, the former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion has yet to make good on a return since he fractured his left tibia and fibula in an opening round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss to Poirier back in mid-2021.
However, over the course of last weekend, Crumlin-born striker, McGregor confirmed his return to the Octagon would take place on June 29. next – in the form of a middleweight fight against Chander during International Fight Week in Nevada.
“Ladies and gentleman, a Happy New Year to you all,” Conor McGregor said in the video posted on social media. “I would like to announce the return date…