Michael Chandler thinks he’ll be the last person Conor McGregor fights, vows to ‘make him pay’ for long wait

Michael Chandler plans on ending Conor McGregor’s career.

Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will finally get to throw down with McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) in a middleweight bout on June 29 – at least according to McGregor’s recent announcement.

McGregor will return from a layoff of nearly three years after he broke his leg in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021. Chandler aims to put on such a lopsided beating on McGregor to a point where he never fights again.

“I do – I think I’ll be the last person (he fights),” Chandler told ESPN. “I think he’s lost fights, but I think we haven’t really seen him be dominated. He was getting beat by Poirier and then obviously he had the injury. He got beat by Poirier the first time obviously, but I think I dominate him in a fashion that it’s almost as if he can keep trying to come back but he will have lost the fans’ interest so much more after I do to him what I’m going to do to him on June 29.”

Chandler has been dubbed as McGregor’s return opponent for a while now after coaching Season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter, but has had to wait months before getting a fight announcement. He admits there will be an extra level of satisfaction if he’s able to finish McGregor.

“There’s definitely a certain aspect of that revenge aspect, make him pay for the last year,” Chandler said. “Some of it was outside of his control but some of it, a lot of it, he created. I knew what I signed up for, I knew I signed up to do The Ultimate Fighter against a guy who was coming back from a devastating leg injury and it could have been delayed, but I didn’t think it would be delayed this long, and all of that is just deposits in the bank of me just wanting to absolutely smash this dude.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie