Conor McGregor has said that after defeating Michael Chandler, he plans to challenge the winner of the championship fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, and it looks like the Irishman expects to fight for the UFC welterweight title before the end of the year.
“Of course, my goal is two fights before the end of the year,” the Irishman said in an interview with Ariel Helwani. “I don’t see any obstacles and I feel that everything will happen pretty quickly. My guess is that at the end of the summer, maybe a little later, there will be a fight with Chandler, and we still have a lot of time before the end of the year.
McGregor previously said that his fight with Chandler will take place in the welterweight division, and that he plans to personally attend the fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, who will headline the UFC 286 tournament in London on March 18.
In addition, the Irishman made it clear that he was not going to undergo drug tests for six months before returning to the octagon, calling the US Anti-Doping Agency a “garbage organization.”