Conor McGregor's UFC comeback vs Michael Chandler CONFIRMED

Web Desk

Conor McGregor, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, has confirmed his return to the Octagon this summer to "bust" longtime rival Michael Chandler, Daily Mail reported.

During an interview for his feature-film debut in "Road House", the UFC champion revealed that he "got confirmation" of his return to the Octagon this summer against Chandler.

The Irishman's claims come after he previously stated that a matchup against Chandler will take place at UFC 303 on June 29.

However, details of a McGregor-Chandler matchup have not been officially announced.

McGregor said: "We got confirmation a few days ago that it's all systems go and 'The Mac,' 'The Notorious' will be returning to the UFC Octagon this summer."

Chandler has made his interest in a fight with McGregor loud and clear, following their coaching match in "The Ultimate Fighter". 

He even appeared on World Wrestling Entertainment's "Monday Night Raw" to call out McGregor for a fight.

In his interview, McGregor responded to Chandler saying: "I seen him on Raw. I like Mike — I'm going to bust him up. I'm going to bust Mike up, yeah? If I say it, I do it. ... If I say it, it gets done. Put that on my stone."

McGregor, who has not won a UFC fight since January 2020, also made comments about fighting Chandler on Tuesday in New York City while posing for photos with "Road House" co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

Chandler responded sarcastically on social media after McGregor's comments became public.

"I'm not sure I’ll be ready for a summer fight…this came out of the blue…I’ve been out of the loop," Chandler jokingly said. "Can y’all ask (UFC President) Dana (White) to confirm this?"