Conor McGregor is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the history of the world of MMA – perhaps the biggest. He is responsible for the majority of the UFC’s most successful PPV buys as well. In fact, he will change his gameplan in his fight against Michael Chandler.
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, McGregor will make his return to the octagon to face Michael Chandler.
McGregor and Chandler were recently announced as coaches for the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, which began filming several weeks ago. McGregor and Chandler will square off against each other in the octagon following the season finale of the show.
While speaking on Submission Radio, Stephen Thomson claimed that McGregor might incorporate some fan-suggested changes in his fight against Chandler.
Thompson noted that ‘The Notorious’ has sported an orthodox boxing stance in his recent fights, which is a stark contrast to the wide karate-like southpaw stance best seen in his fights against Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez.
He’s [Conor McGregor] getting back to his roots, his karate… So, for instance, when he fought Jose Aldo, his movement, his wide stance, his speed was on point. Like, he’s back to that, man, at a heavier weight. Which is scary. You’re gonna see a better [Conor]. I think he’s listened to the fans. You know, his last two fights with Poirier was kind of in that boxer mentality. He’s gotta get back to his roots of movement, and that’s what we’re gonna see from Conor next time he steps out there.”
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. Keep checking back at Thirsty For News for more.