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Michael Chandler shares high praise for Dustin Poirier following his KO win at UFC 299: “It’s the best hook in the MMA world”

Harry Kettle - March 11, 2024

UFC fighter Michael Chandler has praised Dustin Poirier following the latter’s knockout win at UFC 299. Last Saturday night, Dustin Poirier was able to knock Benoit Saint-Denis out in vicious fashion at UFC 299. He did so in the second round, cementing himself as a man who is still a top contender at lightweight. Of course, many of us already believed that to be true, but turning back such a hungry young lion proves just how savvy the veteran really is.

Alexander Volkanovski
Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler urges Alexander Volkanovski to slow down following back-to-back KO losses: "Your brain can shut off"

Fernando Quiles - February 25, 2024

Michael Chandler thinks Alexander Volkanovski needs to slow down. Volkanovski has suffered back-to-back knockout losses after looking like an absolute world beater. The once-dominant UFC featherweight titleholder suffered a head kick knockout loss to current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev back in October 2023, and was recently put to sleep by Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. Volkanovski lost the 145-pound gold to “El Matador,” and now he is being advised to take some time off.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler responds to critics suggesting he should walk away from Conor McGregor fight: “I have way too many assurances”

Harry Kettle - February 22, 2024

UFC star Michael Chandler has explained why he doesn’t want to walk away from the Conor McGregor fight. For the longest time now, Michael Chandler has been pushing for a fight against Conor McGregor. After their season of coaching The Ultimate Fighter, it seemed like just a matter of time before an official announcement was made. Alas, up to this point, nothing has been confirmed by the promotion.

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Triple H

Michael Chandler shares photo with WWE executive Triple H: “Contract signed”

Harry Kettle - February 20, 2024

UFC star Michael Chandler has shared a photo of him with WWE executive Triple H, teasing a signed contract. Last night on Monday Night RAW, Michael Chandler decided to take the Conor McGregor negotiations into his own hands. He appeared on WWE television and cut quite the promo, calling out the Irishman for a showdown later this year.

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Michael Chandler

Patricio Freire thinks Michael Chandler turned into a "b*tch" after signing UFC deal, feels Conor McGregor could KO him

Fernando Quiles - February 8, 2024

Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire believes Michael Chandler has gone soft since joining the UFC roster. It’s no secret that former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has been biding his time for a lucrative matchup against Conor McGregor. The “Notorious” one has expressed frustration with the UFC over what he believes to be stalling on the promotion’s end. UFC CEO Dana White is hoping to have the fight booked for the fall of 2024.

Conor McGregor and Dana White
Dana White

Dana White hopeful Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will take place in "the fall"

Cole Shelton - February 7, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has provided an update on when the rumored Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight may take place. Ever since McGregor and Chandler coached TUF against one another, many wondered when the two would fight. It’s one of the most anticipated fights in quite some time, and on New Year’s, McGregor announced he would return on June 29 against Chandler.

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Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar on Michael Chandler fighting Conor McGregor at middleweight: "I’m saying Chandler all the way"

Chris Taylor - January 27, 2024

Frankie Edgar has weighed in on the rumored middleweight fight between Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor. It was on New Year’s Eve that ‘Notorious’ took to ‘X‘ with a video announcement stating that he would be returning to action on June 29 at International Fight Week for a middleweight bout with Michael Chandler.

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Conor McGregor teases his return at UFC 300, Nate Diaz and Michael Chandler react

Chris Taylor - January 27, 2024

Conor McGregor teased a return at UFC 300 on Friday night, spawning reactions from Michael Chandler and Nate Diaz. McGregor (22-6 MMA) spent most of yesterday promoting his new movie ‘Road House‘ with a series of messages and video trailers on ‘X‘. However, the Irishman concluded his evening by sharing the following cryptic tweet, hinting at a return at April’s historic UFC 300 event.

Dana White and Conor McGregor shaking hands
Dana White

UFC CEO Dana White remains noncommittal to Conor McGregor fighting Michael Chandler: "We'll see"

Chris Taylor - January 20, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White remains noncommittal to Conor McGregor fighting Michael Chandler in his Octagon return. McGregor (22-6 MMA) and Chandler (23-8 MMA) served as opposing coaches on Season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter in the Spring of 2023. The original plan was to have the pair fight at December’s UFC 296 event, but the bout was ultimately pushed back due to various reasons.

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler TUF 31 Face-Off with Dana White.
Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor scoffs at Michael Chandler’s claim about being the stronger man: “Lifting belts > Lifting weights”

Harry Kettle - January 16, 2024

UFC star Conor McGregor has laughed off Michael Chandler’s claim that he is the stronger man between them. At some point this year, we’re expected to see Conor McGregor finally square off with Michael Chandler. The expectation is that it’ll happen during International Fight Week this summer, but there’s been no official confirmation of that one way or the other.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler shares interesting theory as to why Conor McGregor called for their fight to be at 185lbs

Cole Shelton - January 8, 2024

Michael Chandler has a theory as to why Conor McGregor called for their fight to be at middleweight. Chandler and McGregor have been linked to fighting one another for over a year now, but on New Year’s Eve, the Irishman announced on his social media he would be returning on June 29 against Chandler. However, the biggest surprise was McGregor saying the fight would take place at 185lbs, which is of course the middleweight division.

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler TUF 31 Face-Off with Dana White.
Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler vows to retire Conor McGregor in June: "It's been a great career"

Josh Evanoff - January 5, 2024

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler believes he will be the final opponent of Conor McGregor’s career. The long-awaited bout between ‘Iron’ and ‘The Notorious’ received something of a fight date earlier this month. Taking to social media, Conor McGregor announced plans to face Michael Chandler on June 29th, at International Fight Week. As of now, the fight is yet to be confirmed by the promotion, or Dana White, however.

Henry Cejudo and Michael Chandler
Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo praises Michael Chandler for being patient and waiting for Conor McGregor fight

Cole Shelton - January 2, 2024

Henry Cejudo has praised Michael Chandler for sticking to his guns and waiting for Conor McGregor. After McGregor broke his leg in the trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier, immediately many wondered who would be his return fight. From the get-go, Chandler had been vocal in saying he would be the Irishman’s return opponent, which led to the two coaching TUF 31 last year.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler confirms he is fine with fighting Conor McGregor at middleweight: “Any weight is good with me”

Susan Cox - January 2, 2024

Michael Chandler has confirmed that he is fine with fighting Conor McGregor at middleweight. As promised, Conor McGregor announced his comeback fight on the last day of the year, Sunday, December 31st.

Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler TUF 31 Face-Off with Dana White.
Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier says ‘Puppet master’ Conor McGregor is playing Michael Chandler like ‘Pinocchio’

Harry Kettle - January 2, 2024

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s recent announcement. To kickstart 2024, Conor McGregor revealed that he plans on returning to the Octagon this summer to take on Michael Chandler. It’s a fight that has been over a year in the making, with the Irishman making it clear that he ideally wanted to return earlier than June.

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Michael Chandler

Conor McGregor announces opponent and date for "the greatest comeback of all time"

Cole Shelton - December 31, 2023

Conor McGregor will be returning to the Octagon in 2024. McGregor recently revealed he would be revealing his return date and opponent on New Year’s Eve, and he did just that. Taking to X, McGregor sent out a video revealing he will return at International Fight Week in June against Michael Chandler.

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Conor McGregor

Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Conor McGregor is trying to duck Michael Chandler

Harry Kettle - December 29, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has said that he doesn’t think Conor McGregor is trying to “duck” Michael Chandler. For the longest time now, fans have been waiting for more information regarding the return of Conor McGregor. It’s been two and a half years since his nasty leg injury against Dustin Poirier, with many believing he would come back in 2023. Alas, that hasn’t come to fruition, as the masses continue to get frustrated over this stalemate between the promotion and McGregor.

Colby Covington and Michael Chandler
Michael Chandler

Colby Covington responds to 'complete scrub' Michael Chandler after prelim comment: "I'm an all-time great!"

Josh Evanoff - December 28, 2023

Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is unhappy with Michael Chandler. ‘Chaos’ is fresh off his return to the octagon at UFC 296 earlier this month. For Colby Covington, the bout was his first in well over a year, and it didn’t go well. Facing Leon Edwards in the main event of the pay-per-view offering from Las Vegas, he was dominated. The sight of Covington losing was a delight to some, including Michael Chandler.