Conor McGregor’s return to the octagon in a matchup against Michael Chandler is highly anticipated by a big chunk of the MMA community. In the midst of all the talk and worry, yet another former UFC champion brought up the Conor situation and offered some advice for the Irishman.
Given how the Conor vs. Chandler bout has developed over the last four months, it now seems unlikely that the fight will take place at all given how the situation is only becoming murkier. In a recent episode of his YouTube show, Michael Bisping talked about The Notorious Fight.
Michael Bisping offers some advice to Conor McGregor!
Mystic Mac vs. Iron’s bout was meant to be one of the most fascinating battles in the UFC roster this year. The former UFC middleweight champion claims that everything should have been set up for a significant bout by now, but that is not currently the case.
“Where are we at now? May. So six months. You can fight at the end of the year. I think the idea was Madison Square Garden [in November]. That’s going to be Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, judging by what everybody has been saying online.” Bisping said.
As USADA continues to push the former lightweight champion to participate in the testing pool, The Notorious is apparently growing increasingly adamant about refusing to do so. The Brit believes Conor should start taking the necessary steps right away to secure his place on the year-ending UFC event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“McGregor just has to get into the testing pool. He’s got to get off the good stuff. And get back on protein shakes and porridge. He’s got to do some work. He’s got to get training, got to get in the gym. He’s got to do everything.” Bisping added.
Has The Notorious participated in the USADA testing pool yet?
The Irish MMA superstar has still not joined the required pool. Mystic Mac is ineligible to compete in his bout with “Iron” in accordance with USADA rules unless the former two-division champion re-enrolls and presents clean results at least twice in six months.
McGregor ought to have joined the pool by March if he intended to take up Chandler on the originally scheduled date. However, it seemed that the Irishman had no intention of adhering to these rules. The former two-division champion stated that he will not get into the pool since he believes himself to be clean.
Given the most recent developments, do you think the highly anticipated Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler match will actually take place? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.