Conor McGregor makes his prediction for UFC comeback against Michael Chandler and it's vicious
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Conor McGregor's prediction for his big UFC comeback against Michael Chandler is IN and it's brutally vicious.
McGregor is set to return to action when he takes on Chandler in a blockbuster event later this year. But before they clash inside the famed Octagon, the pair of UFC stars will collide as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 31.
The filming for TUF is officially underway in Las Vegas, with the Irishman taking a moment away from the upcoming series to give his prediction for his return bout.
Speaking to The MacLife, the 34-year-old said he has 'no issues' with the American, but believes he'll 'slice' through him when they go head-to-head.
"I like Michael, we’re blokes," the former UFC double champion said. "I posed with him yesterday. I’ve got no issues with him at all. I think he’s a good fighter.
"Coaching against him, I’m interested to see his coaching style. He’s more of an athlete type of a guy than a technical martial artist.
"I know he’s got some skills in the wrestling department, and he’s got some skills overall. But as far as the small, finer details, I’m interested to see.
"I’m happy where I’m at. It will be an interesting one to go against him [on the show] before I go against him [in the fight]."
McGregor added: "I think I’m just going to slice through him. I think I’m a little too slicy for him than anyone else he’s fought. A little too snappy and whippy. I think I’ll slice through him."
The 'Notorious', who has previously coached on TUF having gone up against Urijah Faber, will be looking to win his first UFC bout since January 2020 when he eventually faces off against Chandler.
He's offered a bold prediction for his bout against the former Bellator lightweight champion as he seeks to mount a UFC title charge in 2023.
Will McGregor 'slice through' Chander? Let us know what you think.
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