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Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor 'confirming' fight with Michael Chandler is ON

Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor 'confirming' fight with Michael Chandler is ON

UFC boss Dana White is hopeful Conor McGregor returns in June.

Dana White has reacted to Conor McGregor 'confirming' his fight with Michael Chandler is ON, having shared a bizarre post on social media.

McGregor is closing in on his UFC return following his crushing TKO defeat (doctor stoppage) to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 back in July 2021.

A showdown with Chandler at UFC 303 on June 29 has been mooted as the pair coached against each other on The Ultimate Fighter.

White provided a huge update, teasing an announcement as McGregor sent fans into meltdown with his post.

And the 'Notorious' has once again talked up that summer date for his comeback as he took to Instagram to confirm his anticipated return to action.

Image: Conor McGregor
Image: Conor McGregor

He posted a picture of himself bizarrely facing off against a Teletubby - yes, a Teletubby - accompanied with the caption: "The fight is on! McGregor vs Chandler! See you on the date I said," in a now-deleted post.

McGregor's upload, naturally, didn't go unnoticed by UFC boss White, who was left confused with his star fighter's post.

Speaking after Power Slap 7 in Las Vegas, he said: "I saw the post.

"I don't know what the Teletubby means, but it could be. Hopefully, that's what we want to do."

White also shut down claims of a blockbuster announcement about McGregor's return at UFC 300.

"I can honestly sit here and tell you that we do not have a deal done for the Conor fight," he added.

"I know there are a lot of rumblings and people expect the place to go black and some big f**king announcement.

"They're expecting them to walk out. It's all internet bullsh*t."

It's been almost three years since McGregor last stepped foot inside the famed Octagon.

He's on a two-fight losing skid, having lost back-to-back fights to Poirier.

His last win came against Donald Cerrone back in January 2020.

Featured Image Credit: MMA Fighting/Conor McGregor

Topics: Dana White, Conor McGregor, UFC