Michael Chandler is confident he will finish Conor McGregor when they do fight later this year.
On Saturday, Dana White announced that Chandler and McGregor would coach TUF and at the end of the season, the two would fight likely in the fourth quarter of 2023. It was a massive announcement and right away, Chandler started to do interviews to talk about it and is confident he will finish McGregor.
Michael Chandler on Connor McGregor
“Conor and I both start extremely fast,” Chandler told ESPN. “That cage door closes, Bruce Buffer announces us, that bell dings and we both try to meet in the center of the octagon trying to make the other guy take a backward step first. Conor more in a larger, wider, take-up-more-space stance, to kind of project that domineering spirit of himself. Me more like a missile coming at you, making you feel my presence right away, I want to get my hands on you.”
Michael Chandler says the plan is to get right into Conor McGregor’s face from the get-go and pressure him. He believes if he pressures from the get-go, it will force the Irishman to take bad strikes and he will counter him and get a second-round KO.
“If he lands one on the button, it’s going to be a rough night for me. If I land one on the button, it’s going to be a rough night for him, but which one of us can do it?” Chandler said. “I’m going to get in his face, make him take a backwards step right away. He’s going to feel my presence from the very beginning of the fight and then from there wherever the fight takes us.”
“If I want to pick him up and put him down, I can pick him up and put him down and put a beating on him and get a submission that way. I believe I finish Conor in the second round. That’s my ‘Mystic Mike’ take on this, later on this year whenever it is.”
As of right now, it’s uncertain when exactly Michael Chandler and Connor McGregor will fight but when they do, Chandler has a ton of confidence.