Conor McGregor (34, Ireland) returns to the Octagon. He will play against Michael Chandler (36, USA) in the second half of this year.
CEO Dana White made a surprise announcement on the 5th (Korean time) that “MacGregor and Chandler have become coaches for the new season of TUF (The Ultimate Fighter).”
TUF is a TV program in which 16 fighters aiming to advance to the UFC live in one lodging and compete for survival through tournaments. It started in 2005 and was produced until 30 seasons. 카지노사이트
This time, TUF season 31 will be broadcast in the United States from May 31st to August 16th. It has not yet been revealed which fighters will compete in which weight class.
Coach McGregor and Coach Chandler take on eight prospects each and compete for leadership, then fight fighter against fighter in the Octagon.
Representative White said, “The two fighters will fight in a PPV number competition. The date and venue of the match have not been set yet, but will be announced soon.”
McGregor is currently exempt from drug testing by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In order to compete in the UFC, he must undergo a six-month random drug test by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
According to reports, McGregor has not yet registered for a drug test with the US Anti-Doping Agency as of early February. Even if he registers right away, he can only participate six months later, that is, after August.
McGregor has been struggling to rehab from a broken shin he suffered while fighting Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. It is known that he recently finished filming the Hollywood movie ‘Road House’.
Chandler is a former Bellator champion who joined the UFC in 2021. He is making a great match against strong opponents such as Dan Hooker, Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaitch, Tony Ferguson, and Dustin Poirier.
While announcing the new season of TUF, President White also revealed the news of △John Jones’ 8-game contract renewal and Sean O’Malley’s 8-game contract renewal.
UFC 287 will be held in Miami, USA on April 9, featuring a middleweight title fight between champion Alex Pereira and challenger Israel Adesanya, and a welterweight fight between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal.