'It'd be fireworks' – Conor McGregor called out by UFC rival Michael Chandler again for 'biggest fight in MMA' right now | The Sun

MICHAEL CHANDLER has called out Conor McGregor, believing it is the biggest bout in MMA right now.

The Irishman is gearing up for a return to the octagon while Chandler most recently knocked out Tony Ferguson in stunning style.


Now the former Bellator champion wants to welcome McGregor back into the UFC with a box office blockbuster.

He told TMZ: "If Conor's coming back anytime soon, I think me and Conor would make some fireworks and it's a fight that fans want to see.

"I think it's the biggest fight we can make in mixed martial arts right now and I try to say that as humble as possible but I think it's a huge fight."

McGregor, 34, has spent the last year recovering from the broken leg he suffered in the first round of his trilogy against Dustin Poirier, 33.

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Chandler meanwhile, 36, signed for the UFC in 2021 and has won two of his four bouts.

He sent shockwaves into the lightweight division in May after a front kick brutally knocked out Ferguson, 38, and left him almost unrecognisable.

McGregor opened the door to fighting Chandler afterwards but the American is unsure of when a potential bout could come to fruition.

He said: "The guy snapped his leg.

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"It wasn't a small injury, it required surgery, maybe multiple surgeries, a titanium rod going in, and all that stuff.

"I'm not gonna throw stones at the guy. I mean the guy completely shattered his leg and it was literally just a year ago.

"Have people come back quicker than he's gonna come back? Yes, probably, but also we don't know the extent of Conor's injury."


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