Mystic Mac Is Back: Conor McGregor to Fight Michael Chandler Before Christmas

Mystic Mac Is Back: Conor McGregor to Fight Michael Chandler Before Christmas

Byron Pillay
June 2, 2023 at 3:53 PM
  • Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor will return to the Octagon in December to take on Michael Chandler at UFC 296
  • McGregor and Chandler are coaches on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter and will face off in December
  • The Irishman has not fought since July 2021, when he lost to Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier after suffering a broken leg

Conor McGregor will finally return to action in the Octagon.

The Notorious will take on fellow The Ultimate Fighter coach, Michael Chandler, and a date for that bout has now been set.

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Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon before Christmas to take on Michael Chandler. Image: Steve Marcus
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As noted by The Mirror, Mystic Mac will face Chandler at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The duo will fight at UFC 296, which is scheduled to take place nine days before Christmas.

McGregor’s last fight

The Notorious has not fought since July 2021, when he took on Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier.

As noted by the Evening Standard, Poirier was declared the match winner after McGregor broke his leg during the fight. The bout had to be waved off at the end of the first round, and The Diamond picked up the win in their trilogy.

McGregor has to undergo testing

The announcement of the date means that The Notorious will now have to return to USADA’s testing pool.

McGregor hasn't submitted a test since 2021 but will have to be tested for six months before his next fight to ensure he is not taking any illegal substances.

McGregor plays down rivalry

The Irishman also played down the rivalry between him and Chandler while filming The Ultimate Fighter.

"I don't mind Michael at all, don't mind the team, the lads. There was a bit of hostility at one stage, but for the most part, it's been a lot of good fun and happy days,” he explained.

McGregor to make acting debut

Conor McGregor is a man of many talents.

The UFC fighter, who owns his own whisky, will soon be able to add movie star to his growing list of achievements.

As earlier reported by Sports Brief, The Notorious will star in an upcoming movie called Road House.

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