Conor McGregor heard Michael Chandler’s challenge after the former Bellator champ viciously knocked out Tony Ferguson at UFC 274, and he seems quite interested.
Chandler cut an amazing promo in which he challenged Justin Gaethje to a KO of The Year contest at Saturday’s Footprint Center event. If that fight doesn’t go as planned, McGregor could be the man — even if it had to happen up a weight category.
“Conor McGregor, you’ve got to come back and fight somebody. I am the most entertaining lightweight on the planet. Conor, I’m ready to raise the stakes. Conor, I want to see you at the highest level. I want your worst and best. You and me at 170 this summer, this fall, this winter. Holler at your boy!”
McGregor took to Twitter shortly thereafter to give his immediate response to Chandler.
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“I’d have a nice knock off this guy, no doubt about it. A firework spectacle. I like the 170 shout also. Tipped him over. I’m definitely game to fight this guy at some stage in my career. It’s possible after tonight. Congrats on a solid win Michael and another barnstormer,” McGregor stated.
“The Notorious” is currently on the road to recovery after suffering a serious leg injury during his first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 this past July. The former two-division champion lost to Poirier twice in his only two appearances of 2021.