The fracture of Conor McGregor’s ankle in the closing moments of Round 1 at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier in 2021 was a pivotal moment that drastically altered not only McGregor’s life, but also the public perception of him. That being said, now it seems Dana White has officially announced his return fight.
The Irishman has been working very hard on his road to recovery since 2021. He has always kept fans updated on his progress, and they couldn’t be happier for McGregor.
Conor McGregor previously revealed that he will not be making his return to the UFC as a lightweight. That being said, it’s likely he is returning this year. In fact, now fans know who he’ll be facing.
Conor McGregor will make his return to the octagon to face Michael Chandler. Dana White took to Twitter and announced that the fight will happen after the pair join the next season of The Ultimate Fighter as coaches.
NOW THIS is how you start a Saturday!! @DanaWhite confirms @TheNotoriousMMA vs @MikeChandlerMMA for #TUF31 AND that #UFC287 is headed to Miami! ☀️
McGregor has not fought since July 11th, 2021. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether McGregor will be able to win his comeback fight, as a lot of expectations are on him right now.
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