Michael Chandler Tells Conor McGregor ‘No Hard Feelings’ After Fight Called Off

Michael Chandler has sat on the sidelines for over a year-and-a-half waiting for the chance to fight Conor McGregor, but if he’s feeling frustrated about the fact the fight has now been canceled due to his rival suffering an injury then he’s doing his best not to show it.

“No hard feelings,” Chandler responded to McGregor over the weekend on social media after his rival confirmed the fight was off. “Heal up. My heart is full. See you soon.”

Chandler also issued a brief statement on X regarding the situation.

ā€œIā€™m here, just as in 2009 when I started,” Chandler wrote. “The most reliable man in MMA. See you when I see you.ā€

The 38-year-old Chandler hasn’t fought since a submission loss to Dustin Poirier back in November of 2022, while the 35-year-old McGregor has been out of action since breaking his leg in a trilogy fight with Poirier in July of 2021.

It’s believed that the UFC still hopes that the fight will take place at a later date, with either August or September believed to be possible options.

If so that means either UFC 305 in Perth, Australia on August 18th or UFC 306 at The Sphere in Las Vegas on September 14th could play host to the event, with the latter of those two options seeming the more likely of the two, although it wouldn’t necessarily fit perfectly in with their plans to make that event a celebration for Mexican Independence Day.

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