Conor McGregor teases Michael Chandler date announcement

Throughout his UFC tenure, McGregor has delivered eight knockouts. Seven of his knockouts were between 2013 (the year he debuted in the promotion) and 2016 (when he became a two-division champion).

Since then, McGregor has only managed to secure one knockout. It occurred during his clash with UFC Hall of Fame inductee Donald Cerrone in 2020. Notably, this win marked his most recent win under the UFC banner since his double champion status.

Fans eagerly anticipating McGregor’s return will not have to wait much longer. The Irishman is set to appear in the upcoming season of the UFC’s popular reality series, TUF.

McGregor will compete against Michael Chandler as a coach, and the two will then duke it out in the cage at some point in the fall.

McGregor just shed light on his highly anticipated return to the Octagon and his quest to capture the UFC’s all-time knockouts record. Amidst the anticipation from fans and media alike, McGregor was asked about the timing of his upcoming bout against Michael Chandler.

Although he didn’t provide an exact date, McGregor’s response was encouraging. He stated, “Soon. Very soon. An announcement soon.”

Irish MMA icon Conor McGregor shared  while celebrating his youngest son’s birthday in Los Angeles.

With a clean-shaven look, McGregor was spotted in the streets of L.A. by TMZ Sports.

McGregor also addressed his recent commitment to capturing the UFC’s all-time knockouts record. This record is currently held by veteran Matt Brown and heavyweight Derek Lewis.

When asked how he plans to secure the record for himself, McGregor confidently replied: “Get back to it. There’s only five KOs to go, so I’m almost there already.”

Previously UFC commentator Jon anik predicted a fall date for McGregor vs Chandler saying:

 “I do believe that he will be back…. But he looks strong and doesn’t look close to 171-pounds right now. I don’t know exactly what his timeline is, but I’m cautiously optimistic that come Halloween, we will have seen Conor McGregor.”

The show’s recent preview has already made headlines, hinting at the intense rivalry between these two formidable MMA stars.

With his return to the Octagon approaching rapidly and his sights set on claiming the UFC’s all-time knockouts record, McGregor continues to captivate fans worldwide.