Conor McGregor will return to fight this year, but will coach The Ultimate Fighter first.
The former UFC champion, who hasn’t fought since he broke this tibia against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10, 2021, will coach against Michael Chandler for the upcoming season of TUF 31, according to an announcement by UFC president Dana White on Saturday. morning.
Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will premiere on ESPN/ESPN+ on May 30 and runs through Aug. 15.
There is currently no site or date for McGregor vs Chandler’s targeted fight.
McGregor’s second stint as a TUF coach since his time against Uriah Fber.
Chandler (23-8) has been openly campaigning to be McGregor’s return fight for months. He has lost three of this four fights. He was submitted by Poirier at UFC 281 in his last outing.
McGregor (22-6) is coming off a two-fight skid – both losses to Poirier.
Below is the reaction of Chandler to this news.