Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler UFC comeback expected at AT&T Stadium with 80,000 capacity
CONOR McGREGOR could make his return against Michael Chandler at the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Texas.
McGregor is set to face Chandler in his comeback bout this year after the pair coached against each other on The Ultimate Fighter.
Conor McGregor is set to fight Michael Chandler in his UFC returnCredit: https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1637510068345229317
So far, no fight date, weight or venue has yet been announced as UFC president Dana White considers his options.
And White revealed the Dallas Cowboys’ NFL home could play host to McGregor’s anticipated return.
He told Sports Business Journal: “You can do the Cowboys’ stadium, Madison Square Garden, obviously Vegas.
“We’re looking at all the different options.”
McGregor, 34, is yet to return since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier, also 34, in July 2021.
But the Irishman is braced to do so after starring on TUF with Chandler, 36, where contenders live, train and fight for a UFC contract.
Although McGregor’s next fight has been delayed amid a row with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, who are partnered with the UFC.
The former two-weight champion is out of USADA’s year-round testing pool having been sidelined with injury.
McGregor would be required to return six months of clean testing before he can be eligible to fight again.
But he is yet to enter the testing pool and hit at at USADA online.
McGregor tweeted: “Usada is going in the bin
“This is my issue. I’ve not lied once. Nor have I tested positive. Ever.
“I have over 70 clean tests under this program, yet they are consistently coming out after I speak in a manner that makes it seem
“I am lying. It’s ridiculous. F*** [Usada]. You are in The Bin.
“Over 70 clean tests. Never violated once. I will not be scapegoated by this garbage organization. You are not the be all end all in this equation usada.”
The UFC can make an “exception to the six-month rule in exceptional circumstances”.
But White refused to engage in McGregor’s USADA feud and left the UFC’s Senior Vice President of Athlete Health and Performances Jeff Novitzky to deal with it.
He said: “Have you ever heard of Jeff Novitzky? Ask him these questions. I don’t give a s**t about any of that stuff anymore. That’s his problem.
“I don’t get involved in the drug testing situation whatsoever. I know nothing about it, and I don’t want to know nothing about it.
“I leave it to the expert. He’s the expert in this thing, and you guys call him and interview him anytime about it.”
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler facing offCredit: https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/1637510068345229317
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