Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler have been linked to a potential fight for some time now, and with both men recently coaching on the Ultimate Fighter, the anticipation for the fight has only grown. But what is the earliest date that the fight could happen?
The answer to this question depends on a few factors. First, the UFC will need to decide when and where the fight will take place. The UFC typically schedules fights several months in advance, so it’s likely that the earliest date for the fight would be sometime in the summer of 2021.
Second, both fighters will need to be available and ready to fight. McGregor is currently in the midst of a training camp for his upcoming fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, and Chandler is also preparing for his upcoming fight against Charles Oliveira at UFC 262. Depending on the outcome of these fights, the fighters may need additional time to recover and prepare for a potential fight against each other.
Finally, the UFC will need to consider the logistics of the fight. The UFC typically schedules fights in Las Vegas, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the UFC may need to consider other locations for the fight. Additionally, the UFC will need to consider the availability of the fighters’ respective camps and the availability of the necessary medical personnel.
Given all of these factors, the earliest date that Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler could happen is likely sometime in the summer of 2021. However, this is just an estimate and the actual date could be pushed back depending on the outcome of the fighters’ upcoming fights and the availability of the necessary personnel and resources.