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Conor McGregor, Charles Oliveira trade shots after ex-champ backs Michael Chandler to win TUF fight

Conor McGregor responded to Charles Oliveira's speculations for the Irishman's upcoming match versus Michael Chandler by clapping back at them. Conor McGregor fully understands well how to promote bouts and draw audiences. But Oliveira recently asserted that he would lose against Chandler.

“I think he’s not going to win,” Oliveira said. “But [the title shot] could happen [with a win]. He’s a guy that sells a lot, the UFC likes him, he’s controversial and has immense power, so it could happen, but I don’t think he’s getting past Chandler.”

Following his remarks, McGregor launched into one of his regular Twitter outbursts and blasted "do Bronx" out in a since-deleted tweet:

In response, Oliveira said:

In social media, "The Notorious" is renowned for posting his opinions and derogatory remarks before quickly removing them.

Following his final appearance in the octagon in July 2021, McGregor is preparing to come back to the UFC. The most recent season of "The Ultimate Fighter" will be his first coaching gig. He will square off against his competitor coach Michael Chandler well after the season, maybe in the second half of the year, which is anticipated to be a welterweight contest.

In addition, Chandler has lost his last four fights, including two stoppage defeats to Dustin Poirier and Oliveira. It, however, doesn't quite alter Oliveira's viewpoint. He continues to stand by the former Bellator champ.

“I think Chandler is very explosive and is coming off a good run of fights,” Oliveira said. “Conor is out for a while. Michael Chandler has good punch, great wrestling, and is very explosive, so I bet on Chandler [to win].”


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