Michael Chandler Calls Out Conor McGregor For Claiming UFC Doesn’t Want Fight

Conor McGregor seems to be moving his focus away from his TUF coaching rival Michael Chandler, but when asked by a fan why he claimed that it was actually the UFC who have lost interest in the match-up.

“I’ll do it if they want, no [problem],” McGregor responded to the fan on Twitter. “I don’t think they want him not more [though]. There’s loads of juicy fights around and my return date is my return date. I never gave a f*** about who it was. Ever. I’ll fight anyone. I’ll even fly them to me, ask [Paulie Malignaggi]. Flown in and [beat] around.”

Chandler soon responded to suggest that McGregor wasn’t telling the trugh.

“This dude… I remember when his words held an immense amount of weight,” Chandler replied. “Just tell the truth.”

The 37-year-old Chandler last fought in November of last year and has been out of action since waiting for the fight with McGregor to be made official, but as things stand the word seems to be that ‘The Notorious’ is unlikely to be ready until next year, having still failed to make good on his intention to re-enroll in the USADA drug-testing program – a mandatory requirement lasting 6 months for any returning UFC fighter.

Despite his apparent lack of urgency to get back into the Octagon, the 35-year-old McGregor continues to talk up potential fights on a regular basis, including fighting newly crowned BMF champ Justin Gaethje, rematching Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring and doing a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.

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