Michael Chandler called out Conor McGregor after UFC 268 and the Irishman responded seemingly agreeing to it.
Chandler took to social media on Monday morning after his decision loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 and posted a picture of him and McGregor facing off. It’s a fight that some fans thought of after the event, and the Irishman responded to the callout where he likes the idea of fighting him one day.
I’m down at some stage for sure. Great fight the other night Mike, congrats!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 8, 2021
“2022,” Chandler wrote with a picture of him and McGregor facing off which the Irishman responded “I’m down at some stage for sure. Great fight the other night Mike, congrats!”
To no surprise, Chandler immediately responded to McGregor where he told him he would see him soon.
Thank you sir. It would be my pleasure. See you soon.
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) November 8, 2021
“Thank you sir. It would be my pleasure. See you soon,” Chandler wrote.
With Chandler taking a ton of damage and needing some time off the timing does work between him and McGregor. The Irishman is still rehabbing the broken leg he sustained in his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 and won’t be ready to return until the summer which does work out for Chandler as well.
Michael Chandler (22-7) is on a two-fight losing skid and is now 1-2 inside the UFC. Prior to his Fight of the Night decision loss to Gaethje, he suffered a KO loss to Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title. In his Octagon debut, he knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round at UFC 257.
Conor McGregor (22-6) is also on a two-fight losing streak after losing two straight to Dustin Poirier. Prior to that, he knocked out Donald Cerrone. Although he is on a losing streak, he still remains the biggest draw in MMA and Chandler is a winnable fight and all-action fight that would excite many fans for his return. Whether or not it happens next is uncertain, but it’s no doubt an option for their next apperance.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime