Aljamain Sterling Advises Michael Chandler on Approaching Conor McGregor Bout
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 325
The news of Conor McGregor's return to the octagon has been met with excitement and anticipation among fans of mixed martial arts. The former two-weight champion of the UFC has been officially confirmed for a comeback, and UFC President Dana White has expressed his eagerness for the event on multiple occasions.
The opponent for McGregor's return has yet to be determined, but what is known is that Michael Chandler will be serving as a coach in the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter".
The Anticipated Battle: Chandler vs. McGregor
Michael Chandler, a seasoned fighter with a reputation for delivering exciting fights, is likely to welcome the opportunity to face McGregor in the cage.
However, his tendency towards showmanship has sometimes cost him victories, as pointed out by bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling. Sterling emphasized the importance of martial intelligence in Chandler's approach to the bout: “I think Chandler has all the tools in the world to become a UFC Champion," Sterling stated. "But he has to put together his fight IQ and figure out does he want to be the entertainer or does he want to win? Make even more money by becoming the champion and get in those pay-per-view points”.
Sterling also spoke about Chandler's physical attributes, saying: “You have a guy like Chandler who can hit like ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson and at the same time, wrestles his a** off, if needed... If Chandler comes in game-ready...
I think he goes out there and gets it done over Conor McGregor."
The Fight and its Implications
The McGregor vs. Chandler bout will take place in the lightweight category and the UFC is expected to announce the date in due course.
While the exact date remains uncertain, it is safe to say that the fight will not occur before autumn. Regardless of when it takes place, the bout promises to be a spectacular and thrilling event for fans. The return of Conor McGregor and the upcoming bout against Michael Chandler has generated much excitement and anticipation among fans of mixed martial arts.
Chandler, known for his exciting fighting style, will have to balance his showmanship with his martial intelligence if he hopes to emerge victorious against McGregor. Regardless of the outcome, the fight is sure to be a treat for fans and a showcase of the skills and athleticism of both fighters.