Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has confirmed that Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will be the coaches of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). The two fighters will also face off in a lightweight title fight after the season ends.
McGregor, the former two-division champion, is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. He has held the featherweight and lightweight titles and is currently the number one ranked lightweight in the promotion. He is coming off a win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January.
Chandler, meanwhile, is the former Bellator lightweight champion. He made his UFC debut in January, knocking out Dan Hooker in the first round. He is currently the number three ranked lightweight in the promotion.
The upcoming season of TUF will feature 16 lightweight fighters competing for a UFC contract. The show will be filmed in Las Vegas and will air on ESPN.
McGregor and Chandler will serve as coaches for the season, with the winner of the season’s finale earning a title shot against the winner of the McGregor-Chandler fight.
The fight between McGregor and Chandler is expected to take place in the summer. It will be the first time McGregor has fought since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
The announcement of McGregor and Chandler as coaches for the upcoming season of TUF is sure to be a major draw for the show. Both fighters are extremely popular and have a large fan base. The fight between them is sure to be an exciting one and will be a great way to end the season.
The upcoming season of TUF is sure to be an exciting one. With McGregor and Chandler as coaches and a title fight between them at the end, it is sure to be a must-watch for MMA fans.