Conor McGregor News

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Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje shares surprisingly high praise for former UFC champion Conor McGregor: “He’s an amazing fighter”

Harry Kettle - May 31, 2023

Justin Gaethje has given some surprising praise to Conor McGregor for what he’s been able to achieve in the sport of mixed martial arts. Later this summer, Justin Gaethje will return to the Octagon to take on Dustin Poirier. Conor McGregor, on the other hand, is expected to battle Michael Chandler in Q3 or Q4 of this year. The Irishman has been out of the cage for two years after suffering a nasty injury against, ironically, Dustin Poirier.

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Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor vows that his fight against Michael Chandler will be "the greatest return in combat sports"

Cole Shelton - May 30, 2023

Conor McGregor knows his fight against Michael Chandler will be highly anticipated. McGregor is set to coach TUF 31 – which airs on Tuesday night – against Chandler and the two will likely fight later this year. It will be the Irishman’s first fight since he broke his leg in July 2021 in the trilogy match against Dustin Poirier.

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Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor explains why he accepted fight against 'Gamer' Michael Chandler

Josh Evanoff - May 30, 2023

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has explained why he’s fighting Michael Chandler. ‘The Notorious’ is still looking to book his official return to the octagon. The Irishman has been inactive since his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier in July 2021, when McGregor broke his leg. As a result, the former champion has been out of the cage for nearly two years.

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Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor makes threatening claim ahead of Michael Chandler fight: "You're going to see a visual of a head hanging off"

Lewis Simpson - May 30, 2023

Conor McGregor has made a violent claim of what to expect when he meets Michael Chandler later in the year. The loud-spoken Irishman has promised to deliver “the greatest comeback in combat sports” after being sidelined since 2021. At UFC 264, McGregor lost his second consecutive bout to Dustin Poirier and snapped his ankle in the process. An injury so severe was met with questions from the 34-year-old if he would ever return to compete again.

Matt Brown

UFC veteran Matt Brown sounds off on “coked up bum” Conor McGregor: “All that money don’t make you not a bum”

Harry Kettle - May 30, 2023

UFC veteran Matt Brown has hit back at Conor McGregor as the two continue to engage in a war of words on social media. Courtesy of his knockout win over Court McGee, Matt Brown now holds the record for most KOs in UFC history alongside Derrick Lewis. It’s a record that, in many ways, isn’t surprising given the style he’s presented to us all over the years.

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Michael Chandler

Dana White says Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler showed a 'level of respect' on TUF 31

Zain Bando - May 29, 2023

Ahead of Tuesday’s first episode of TUF 31, headlined by coaches Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler on ESPN and ESPN+, UFC president Dana White said he was pleased with how the show was filmed. As it has done since 2005, the annual reality television series looks for the next generation of talent to join the UFC roster to become a world champion eventually. Although McGregor, the former UFC multiple-weight world champion, and Chandler, the former UFC lightweight title challenger, have had their fair share of words over the years, White revealed the season’s filming brought out the best in both competitors and how they settled their differences.

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Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman responds to Conor McGregor's callout, confident he "smashes" the Irishman in MMA

Cole Shelton - May 29, 2023

UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman has responded to Conor McGregor’s callout. It was recently announced that Coleman would be returning to combat sports for a celebrity boxing match. The 58-year-old last fought professionally in 2010 when he suffered a submission loss to Randy Couture. But, the UFC’s inaugural heavyweight champion has continued to train and coach, and after it was announced he’d be having the boxing match, McGregor showed interest.

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Aljamain Sterling believes the UFC is trying to force Sean O'Malley into "knockoff" Conor McGregor

Josh Evanoff - May 29, 2023

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling knows the UFC wants Sean O’Malley to win in August. ‘The Funk Master’ is fresh off his return in the main event of UFC 288 earlier this month. In the main event, Sterling scored a split-decision victory over ‘Triple C’. Following the win, he had a face-off with Sean O’Malley in the center of the octagon.

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Mitch Ramirez would happily step in the Octagon with Conor McGregor after ‘Notorious’ got him kicked off TUF 31

Fernando Quiles - May 26, 2023

Mitch Ramirez wouldn’t hesitate if given the chance to fight UFC mega star Conor McGregor. McGregor has a lot of pull in the UFC. The promotion’s president Dana White has even admitted that the “Notorious” one gets more leeway than other fighters due to his drawing ability. That McGregor privilege was in full force during filming for season 31 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

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UFC star Conor McGregor responds to “little ginger sausage” Canelo Alvarez

Cole Shelton - May 25, 2023

Conor McGregor has taken aim at Canelo Alvarez. On Saturday night, McGregor was attending the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron boxing match in Ireland where he was asked about boxing. To no surprise, the Irishman was quite confident in his skills and took aim at Alvarez saying he thinks he would beat him no problem.

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Michael Chandler

Urijah Faber explains why he’s leaning toward Conor McGregor defeating Michael Chandler: “Conor’s power is just too much and his precision’s too much”

Harry Kettle - May 24, 2023

Urijah Faber believes Conor McGregor has enough in his locker to get the job done in his upcoming fight against Michael Chandler. Later this month, the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter will air. Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will serve as the head coaches, with the expectation being that they will compete against one another later this year. When exactly they do, though, remains to be seen as McGregor prepares to get back in the USADA testing pool.

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Alexander Volkanovski names the featherweight he would have loved to face in their prime

Lewis Simpson - May 23, 2023

UFC featherweight Alexander Volkanovski names the featherweight fighter he would have loved to face in their prime. Since debuting with the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization in 2016, Volkanovski quickly made a name for himself in the UFC. It took the Australian-born athlete just eight fights to get his hands on the UFC featherweight strap when he defeated Max Holloway at UFC 245 in 2019.

Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nate Diaz takes aim at "p***y" Khabib Nurmagomedov for ducking Conor McGregor rematch

Cole Shelton - May 23, 2023

Nate Diaz claims Khabib Nurmagomedov avoided a rematch with Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov and McGregor fought in the main event of UFC 229. It was the Irishman’s return to MMA after boxing Floyd Mayweather, while Khabib was looking to defend his 155lbs title for the first time. The build-up was full of trash talk and in the fight, it was Nurmagomedov who won by fourth-round submission.

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Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier explains why he favors Conor McGregor to finish Michael Chandler inside "two rounds"

Cole Shelton - May 22, 2023

Dustin Poirier believes Conor McGregor will finish Michael Chandler inside two rounds if they end up fighting. McGregor and Chandler are coaching TUF and are expected to fight later this year in a highly-anticipated fight. The Irishman is looking to snap his two-fight losing skid after losing back-to-back fights to Dustin Poirier, while Chandler is also coming off a loss to Poirier.

Eddie Alvarez
Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez has some advice for Michael Chandler ahead of Conor McGregor fight

Fernando Quiles - May 22, 2023

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez has detailed what Michael Chandler needs to do to have success against Conor McGregor. While McGregor vs. Chandler doesn’t have an official date, UFC President Dana White is hoping to book the fight before the year is out. McGregor recently cleared up his issues with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). He’s expected to reenter the testing pool soon.

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Jake Paul

Conor McGregor's former sparring partner thinks Jake Paul would knock UFC star out in boxing

Lewis Simpson - May 22, 2023

Paulie Malignaggi thinks Jake Paul would knockout Conor McGregor if the pair ever met between the ropes. Paul is scheduled to face his fourth MMA fighter in boxing since debuting in 2020. The Youtuber-turned boxer will face UFC veteran Nate Diaz on August 5 in Dallas, Texas, but has been vocal in expressing his desire to fight McGregor.

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Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor discusses appreciation for rivalry with "real warrior" Nate Diaz

Josh Evanoff - May 19, 2023

Ahead of Nate Diaz’s boxing debut against Jake Paul, Conor McGregor has sent respect to his former rival. The Stockton slugger is slated to face ‘The Problem Child’ in August on DAZN pay-per-view. The bout will be Diaz’s first-ever boxing match, but also his first bout since leaving the UFC. The former title challenger famously left the promotion following a submission win over Tony Ferguson last September.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler predicts second-round knockout win over Conor McGregor ahead of planned announcement

Josh Evanoff - May 19, 2023

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler is expecting to demolish Conor McGregor later this year. ‘Iron’ has been out of the octagon since his lightweight showcase against Dustin Poirier last November. On the UFC 281 main card, the two contenders went back and forth. However, it was ‘The Diamond’ who wrapped up a third-round submission victory by rear-naked choke.