Chandler defeated Ferguson with a stunning front kick at UFC 274 before challenging McGregor to a welterweight clash
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Conor McGregor is ready to fight Michael Chandler after the former title challenger challenged the Irishman following his stunning win over Tony Ferguson.
Chandler knocked out Ferguson in the second round of their easy duel at UFC 274 on Saturday night, immediately demanding a title shot against either Charles Oliveira or Justin Gaethje. He also suggested a welterweight clash with McGregor should the UFC elite look elsewhere.
“I’m ready to come back,” he added. “The main event; there isn’t a single MMA fan who doesn’t want to see me take on you charles or justin gaethje in my head. Conor McGregor, I’m the most entertaining lightweight on the planet. I want you at your worst and I want you at your best; you and me at 170 pounds.
And McGregor was quick to take to social media to respond. I’d give this guy a nice tee, no doubt about that,” he said. “A fireworks spectacle. I also like the 170 scream. Knocked him over. I’m definitely ready to fight this guy at some point in my career. I see it happening after tonight. Congratulations on a solid win Michael and another barnstormer.”
McGregor is currently completing his recovery from the broken leg he sustained in his third fight with Dustin Poirier last summer. The former two-weight world champion has won just one of his last four fights, a 40-second stop from Donald Cerrone in 2020.
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McGregor resumed boxing sparring last month but has yet to return to full contact training and will not return to action until August. He has previously called out world welterweight champion Kamaru Usman after claiming he will not return to 155lbs.
Usman is scheduled to defend his belt against Birmingham’s Leon Edwards, but the fight has yet to be announced and was missing from the UFC 276 card, which will be held in Las Vegas on July 2. Instead, Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight belt against Jarod Cannonier in the main event.
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