UFC fans outraged after Dana White delays Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler fight: “Will this fight happen??”

UFC CEO Dana White anticipates a series of action-packed weekends as the UFC has scheduled shows continuously leading up to the highly anticipated UFC 300 PPV, which is still lacking a headliner. Amidst speculation, Conor McGregor expressed interest in headlining UFC 300 via Twitter, with potential opponent Michael Chandler also chiming in.

However, McGregor made a significant announcement via a video post on New Year’s Eve of 2024, revealing his intention to face Chandler on June 29, coinciding with International Fight Week. Now Dana White has weighed in on their highly anticipated bout.

Dana White talks on McGregor vs Chandler bout

Dana White recently appeared on the Pat McAfee show and revealed some interesting details about the potential fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. “There is no date”, Dana White said to McAfee disappointing the former NFL star turned sports analyst.

“I’m hoping for the Fall. We get it done in the Fall”, White insinuated that the fight would probably be by September of 2024. The UFC CEO’s remark comes in direct contrast to earlier tweets from the ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor. With the fight out of the equation for UFC 300, the chances of having a welterweight/middleweight/light heavyweight title fight at the PPV have risen.

McGregor has been absent from the octagon since his unfortunate leg break during UFC 264’s first round against Dustin Poirier, which was intended to conclude their trilogy. Their current record now stands at 1-2 in Poirier’s favor. Meanwhile, Michael Chandler faced Poirier in his recent bout, resulting in a third-round submission loss at UFC 281.

Fans not happy with Dana White’s decision

Fight fans are not happy with the statements made by Dana White on the Pat McAfee show about the Conor McGregor versus Michael Chandler fight. “Will this fight happen??”, commented one fan who appeared to lose faith in the fight happening. “We won’t ever see this fight”, commented another fan who seemed to accept that the fight won’t happen.

With the bout out of the way, 7 possible fights could potentially headline UFC 300. Out of the five, the least probable is the welterweight title clash between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad. The fight with the highest chance is the light heavyweight title clash between Alex Pereira and Magomed Ankalaev.

Other fights that could potentially headline the PPV are Dricus du Plessis versus Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira versus Israel Adesanya or Jamahal Hill. A potential fight between Dricus du Plessis and Alex Periera or Alex Periera versus Tom Aspinall also has a fair chance of happening.

Who do you think will headline UFC 300? Leave your prediction below!


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