Despite previous reports that the fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will take place in the welterweight division, the fighters will face off in the lightweight category.
This was announced in an interview with The Pat McAfee Show by UFC President Dana White.
“Yes, it will be light weight,” said the head of the organization.
White also answered the question of whether the winner of this confrontation can count on a title chance.
“I do not know yet. All I can say is that Conor vs. Chandler is going to be fun for people. It will be an example of absolute cruelty”
Last week, Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler were officially named as the coaches for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will begin filming soon. The show will be shown on TV from May 30 to August 15, and the fight itself is rumored to be scheduled for September.
The day before, there was information that within the framework of the 31st season of TUF, fighters who already played in the strongest league in the world, but left it for various reasons, and newcomers who want to show their talents in the UFC will compete. Representatives of the organization have not yet made any official statements on this matter.