Conor McGregor accused of not taking Michael Chandler ‘seriously’ as ex-boxing champ fears UFC star will get ‘beat up’

CONOR McGREGOR has been accused of not taking Michael Chandler “seriously” – which could lead him to a brutal beating.

McGregor is set to make his long awaited UFC return against Chandler despite the fight not yet being officially confirmed.

Conor McGregor pictured in December in Saudi Arabia
Conor McGregor pictured in December in Saudi ArabiaCredit: Getty
Michael Chandler is expected to fight McGregor
Michael Chandler is expected to fight McGregorCredit: 2023 Zuffa LLC

He raised eyebrows when he took to social media to claim he would face the American on June 29 at middleweight.

That would be two divisions above his last fight weight and a jump of over TWO STONE.

So retired former boxing world champion Carl Froch questioned McGregor’s commitment to the fight.

Froch told Lord Ping: “Conor McGregor won’t be taking the fight that seriously if he fights at the higher weight class.

“It’s indication to me that he won’t be taking Chandler seriously in training and when you don’t prepare properly, he could end up getting hurt.

“The mindset is not going to be right and he’s going to be unprepared and it could be really dangerous if he’s not training – he’s going to get beat up and knocked out or tapped out.”

McGregor recently celebrated the trailer release of his Hollywood debut, starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a Roadhouse reboot.

But he also posted training footage to assure fans he is on track to fight for the first time since July 2021.

The Irishman, 35, has been sidelined since breaking his leg in the first round against Dustin Poirier, 34.

And his return remains in doubt after UFC president Dana White shot down his claim of fighting in June.

He said: “When Conor’s ready to fight, you know we’ll announce it. That’s what we do.”

The historic UFC 300 card, set for April 13 in Las Vegas, is still without a headliner and McGregor hinted he will be the man to take it.

He posted online: “McGregor on 300 seals the deal.”

And Chandler, 37, replied: “I accept. See you soon.”

McGregor facing off with Chandler
McGregor facing off with ChandlerCredit: 2023 Zuffa LLC

Conor McGregor accused of not taking Michael Chandler ‘seriously’ as ex-boxing champ fears UFC star will get ‘beat up’ | The Sun

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