Currently, McGregor has fallen to No. 12 in the official UFC rankings since he hasn't had a victory since 2020.
Michael Chandler has been chasing a big fight after achieving one of the most savage KO victories in recent UFC history. Although “Iron” acknowledged that he wanted the championship shot, he wouldn’t turn down the chance to compete against Conor McGregor. Formerly promising fans that a bout with McGregor wouldn’t be dull, Chandler is now certain that it would be the biggest fight ever.
In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Chandler said that despite the apparent fan desire, a bout with “The Notorious” is now the biggest fight in all of mixed martial arts. “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,” he claimed. “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.”
Even while it is true that every McGregor fight sells out, let’s look at the statistics. The most profitable UFC pay-per-view event to date was UFC 274, which allegedly sold over 400,000 buys on ESPN+. Due to his ranking as a top-five competitor in the lightweight class, Chandler is undoubtedly a household name in the UFC. But it’s still too early to make any assumptions. Currently, McGregor has fallen to No. 12 in the official UFC rankings since he hasn’t had a victory since 2020.
Although he is ranked fifth, Chandler has fallen behind the top two players in his division, Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira. Given that the former two-division champion wants to compete for the welterweight championship, it’s uncertain whether the UFC would book Chandler against McGregor when he makes his comeback. McGregor has undoubtedly been getting ready for his eagerly anticipated homecoming.