Michael Chandler Threatens to Retire Conor McGregor at UFC 303

UFC
May 9, 2024
Michael Chandler claims UFC 303 will either see Conor McGregor retire or mount the greatest comeback in combat sports history.

After a build-up of more than a year, Chandler is finally scheduled to fight McGregor in the main event on June 29. "Iron" advises everyone to not miss the card, as it might be the last time they can witness “Notorious” set foot inside the Octagon.

The former Bellator MMA champion vows to force retirement on McGregor. However, Chandler also acknowledges the opportunity the former two-division champion has to mount arguably the greatest comeback in combat sports history.

McGregor has been out of action since July 2021, recovering from a broken leg he suffered in his trilogy loss against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Given Chandler’s status as one of the biggest fan favorites in the UFC, “Iron” admits McGregor defeating him could potentially be the greatest comeback in combat sports history.

“You have to buy this pay-per-view because this could be the last time that you ever see Conor McGregor fight. I truly believe what I’m going to do to him on June 29 is going to warrant and merit him never stepping back into the Octagon,” Chandler recently told New York Post Sports. “With that being said, Conor might be able to pull off the greatest comeback in combat sports history. He called it, self-proclaimed by him. You know, the guy did snap his leg, it was a very gruesome injury. Many many people wrote him off. I never did, but I thought it was gonna be a hard road to recovery and to come back and get to this moment. So, there’s a chance we see the greatest comeback in combat sports history.

“His opponent is arguably the most exciting guy to ever set foot in the UFC Octagon. What I have done, my strength of schedule, my fights of the night, my fights of the year, my performance bonuses, what I have made in my masterpiece that I have been painting over the couple of years with the UFC … It is two of the most explosive, exciting guys, two of the most intriguing guys, and possibly the greatest comeback in combat sports history or Conor McGregor’s last fight, the last time we ever see him compete in mixed martial arts.”

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Michael-Chandler-Threatens-to-Retire-Conor-McGregor-at-UFC-303-193612

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