Conor McGregor Gives Bold Prediction For His Upcoming UFC Fight With Michael Chandler

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It’s been nearly two years since Conor McGregor last stepped foot inside of a cage for a UFC Fight.

It’s been even longer, over three years, since McGregor last won a UFC Fight.

But the UFC’s most popular, and similarly most controversial fighter hasn’t lost any of his trademark confidence. McGregor makes his return to the company where he made his name this year as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter season 31.

He’ll coach opposite former Bellator champ Michael Chandler, who like McGregor is coming off of a loss to Dustin Poirier. The two are expected to fight at 170 pounds.

That fight won’t occur for at least another six months, as McGregor needs to re-enter and remain in the USADA testing pool for at least that long.

But that hasn’t stopped McGregor from already making a bold prediction about how he believes the fight will go.

“I think I’m just going to slice through him. I think I’m a little too slicy for him than anyone else he’s fought. A little too snappy and whippy. I think I’ll slice through him,” said on his website “The Mac Life” on Thursday.

McGregor wasn’t dismissive of Chandler, however. Instead, the brash Irishman actually praised his future opponent and admitted that they get along well.

“I like Michael, we’re blokes,” McGregor said “I posed with him yesterday. I’ve got no issues with him at all. I think he’s a good fighter. Coaching against him, I’m interested to see his coaching style. He’s more of an athlete type of a guy than a technical martial artist. I know he’s got some skills in the wrestling department, and he’s got some skills overall. But as far as the small, finer details, I’m interested to see. I’m happy where I’m at. It will be an interesting one to go against him [on the show] before I go against him [in the fight].”

McGregor also coached The Ultimate Fighter 22 opposite Uriah Faber. But the two never fought to the difference in weight class.