Michael Chandler responds to Nate Diaz notice after Conor McGregor turns his attention to Manny Pacquiao

Michael Chandler was presumed to face off with Conor McGregor after the end of their time as rival coaches at TUF 31. However, no official confirmation has come from the UFC about the announcement of the fight, putting Chandler in a precarious situation.

Chandler has not fought since UFC 281, where he suffered a submission loss to Dustin Poirier. Incidentally, Poirier, who has fought McGregor thrice and leads 2-1, is interested in having a fourth fight with the former two-division champion.

Michael Chandler responds to Nate Diaz call out

The MMA world is abuzz with excitement as Nate Diaz hints at interest in fighting at the coveted UFC 300 PPV. Diaz, who left the UFC after a submission victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279, fought Jake Paul in a boxing bout recently but was unsuccessful. After the victory, Paul even challenged Diaz to an MMA fight under the PFL banner.

“UFC 300 would be tight but there’s nobody to fight,” tweeted Diaz flirting with the idea of coming back to the UFC. Many fighters found the tweet an opportunity to bag a spot at UFC 300. “5 rnds,” commented Dustin Poirier on Diaz’s tweet showing his interest in fighting a 5-round fight with Diaz.

Michael also found the tweet intriguing as he reposted Diaz’s tweet and put a tweet of his own. “Hold tight. I’d love to crack your jaw. Things are still unclear with that former fighter who is masquerading as a real fighter 📞,” tweeted Chandler, who recently had a run-in with Diaz.

Chandler made it clear that there are no developments with his fight against McGregor. Diaz is also one of the biggest names in MMA, and Chandler is interested in fighting the former title challenger. If Chandler fights Diaz, McGregor’s return will most likely be in the summer of 2024.

Future of Chandler vs Conor McGregor

Michael Chandler’s response to Nate Diaz’s tweets raises the question of what happened with the fight against McGregor. The Irishman was recently in Riyadh to witness the coveted boxing event billed as the ‘Battle of the Baddest’. McGregor, sitting cageside with Cristiano Ronaldo, talked lavishly about fighting Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor’s interest in boxing might have sensed something for Chandler, who is looking for other opponents. Rumors swirled of McGregor making his comeback against Chandler at UFC 300. However, the recent developments indicate that the fight may not be in the works.

Like Chandler, McGregor’s last opponent was Dustin Poirier, who at the moment doesn’t have a scheduled fight. Fans want Poirier to fight Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 but ‘The Diamond’ is holding out to bag a big name at the coveted PPV.

Who do you think will Michael Chandler fight next? Leave your prediction below!


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