What did Michael Chandler say to piss off Conor McGregor before their grudge fight?

Conor McGregor has consistently highlighted his ability to generate hype with his charisma before fights. The 35-year-old MMA fighter is gearing up for a potential comeback, marking his return after nearly three years away from the cage.

The anticipation for his next bout against Michael Chandler has already begun, even before the official announcement from Ultimate Fighter 31, where McGregor’s team has found a way to secure victory in the tournament battle. Now, the stage is set for a one-on-one showdown between Chandler and McGregor.

Michael Chandler pissed off Conor McGregor with bold claims.

After former UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen gave big advice to Conor McGregor for his match-up on June 29th this year, now it’s time for the actual opponent to make remarks on the capabilities of the former UFC lightweight champion.

This time, Chandler compares his ability in the gym with Conor’s ability in the gym. According to Michael Chandler, “The Notorious” is no match for his strength, and some even question how much he actually lifts in the gym other than just fighting.

Chandler commented and compared his strength with Conor McGregor saying, “He is not stronger than me. So, I don’t need to gain weight, I don’t need to gain any more strength, and I don’t need to do any more than what I’m already doing. The dude is not stronger than me.”

Iron also questioned how heavy weights McGregor actually lifts in the gym. With video evidence, he asked the question: “Go out there and show me a video of Conor McGregor lifting heavy, heavy weights. I actually looked before I got on this video; you can’t find any videos of this man lifting heavy, heavy weights.”

Conor McGregor responds to Michael Chandler by mocking him.

Upon learning about the question Chandler raised regarding his strength, Conor McGregor responded by mocking ‘Iron’ for his remarks. Mystic Mac posted two photos – one of Michael bulking up to meet the 185-pound weight class requirement for their expected fight, and another where he appeared lean with minimal fat.

McGregor then commented on ‘Iron’s’ UFC record, reminding him that lifting belts holds more significance than lifting weights in the UFC, stating, “Lifting belts > lifting weights.” Although fans were anticipating Conor’s comeback in the lightweight division, he surprised them by announcing the bout’s date on the night of December 31st, 2023.

Both fighters are now reaching and maintaining the 185-pound mark, as this UFC middleweight class has many contenders to put their hands on after Israel Adesanya faced defeat last year.

Do you agree with Michael Chandler’s statement about being stronger than Conor McGregor?

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