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Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Showdown Postponed Again, UFC Aims for Fall 2024 Clash

Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler delayed once again
Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler

The much-anticipated clash between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler is once again facing a delay, with UFC CEO Dana White targeting a potential matchup in the fall of 2024. Despite McGregor's announcement of a June 29 showdown during International Fight Week in Las Vegas, White revealed that no official date has been set for the fight.

Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show, White shared, 

"Hopefully this year. There is no date. I’m hoping for the fall. [Hopefully] we get it done in the fall."

This marks the latest setback for the highly anticipated bout, which was initially expected in the past year after McGregor and Chandler served as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter in early 2023. McGregor's return to the UFC was delayed as he re-entered the anti-doping program after recovering from a broken leg suffered in his last outing against Dustin Poirier in 2021.

While McGregor returned to the anti-doping program in October, the required six months of testing ruled out a potential comeback at UFC 300 in April. McGregor then announced a June 29 date against Chandler, but that too seems to be off the table.

Chandler has consistently expressed his commitment to waiting for McGregor, despite moments of frustration. He remains dedicated to the fight that has been promised to him since coaching The Ultimate Fighter opposite the former two-division UFC champion.

As the saga of McGregor vs. Chandler booking continues, fight fans will have to exercise patience, with the fall of 2024 as the tentative target for this blockbuster showdown.


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