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Conor McGregor 'jumped in the cage and shoved Michael Chandler' during TUF filming

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Conor McGregor 'jumped in the cage and shoved Michael Chandler' during TUF filming

New details have emerged regarding the "incident" between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler on the set of The Ultimate Fighter 31.

It is alleged that former dual-division champion McGregor "jumped in the cage" and "shoved Chandler" during filming.

While footage of the altercation is yet to be released, the whispers only add to the excitement of thew highly-anticipated television series.

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When McGregor and Chandler were announced as coaches for the latest season of TUF, MMA fans around the globe instantly began drooling.

"Some things started escalating that you will see on the show and they do not like each other now," he told the media.

"I don't look at stuff that's good for the show or things like that. Whatever happens, happens. The stuff that just happened shouldn't happen.

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"I'm getting old boys, I'm getting old. I would have been in there sooner back in the old days, but yeah, not good.

"A lot of s**t went down on Friday."

Upon hearing these comments, fans began speculating as to what could have unfolded on-set.

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Turns out Dana wasn't over-exaggerating – s**t definitely went down.

“Here’s what I learned about the McGregor-Chandler ‘incident’ that Dana was alluding to on Saturday,” Sports Illustrated reporter Amy Kaplan tweeted.

“Apparently, someone was KO’d and McGregor jumped in the cage, shoved Chandler, someone got slapped and the teams rushed the cage. NSAC broke it up.”

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Spicy, very spicy.

Chandler has also spoken about his relationship with the trash-talking Irishman throughout filming.

“It’s always fun and cordial until it isn’t,” Chandler said following UFC 285. “It’s always copacetic until we hit the boiling point. Conor and I are natural born competitors. I came here to prove that I’m better – better than him in every sense of the word, in every single aspect of competition, and not just us fighting later this year, but in this competition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ Conor and I have a lot of mutual respect for each other.

“Even in his awesome brash trash talk, behind all of that stuff, he’s got a lot of respect for the sport, for the purity of mixed martial arts, the purity of martial arts, and all of its competitors. Conor and I have a lot of mutual respect for one another. But ultimately I don’t know if we like each other as much as we thought we were going to. And the good thing is, we get to settle it with 4-ounce gloves under a certain rule set and a contest later on this year. And I can’t wait.”

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He added: “I think I made my prediction correctly when I see a guy in Conor who is so good at looking at the Venn diagram of good guy/bad guy, and guy in between who doesn’t quite know when he’s going to be crazy-mean, crazy-witty, crazy-nice, crazy-respective, or respectful only – crazy-respectful, just to set you up to lower your guard just so he can spit you with some venom the next day. Conor on Monday is different than Conor on Tuesday, who’s different than Conor on Wednesday, and I freaking love it.

“I absolutely love it. I came in with my arms open, my hands open, saying I have no idea what to expect here. I’m just trying to be authentically myself and let the chips fall where they may because you never know. You never quite know what’s going to happen. And also with me and my team and his, you can’t make a plan, because your plan’s going to get spoiled on this show, because there’s all kinds of crazy stuff getting pulled out of the hat at all different times. But Conor’s been both sides of the coin, to say the least.”

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/UFC/Instagram/mikechandlermma/thenotoriousmma

Topics: UFC, MMA, Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor, Dana White

Max Sherry
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