Conor McGregor won't make the fight with Michael Chandler, UFC champion says.
But there's someone in the UFC who isn't confident that will happen due to McGregor's constant party lifestyle.
“They try to make the fight, but it’s not official now,” lightweight champion Islam Makhachev told Weighing In (transcribed by Middle Easy). “I don’t think Conor wants to fight with [Chandler] because he’s drinking too much, smoking all day and he just can’t. TUF makes some interesting thing, because everybody forget him. I don’t know when he fight last time.”
Islam Makhachev would fight Conor McGregor 'Ass beating, make money, be happy'
Makhachev, the protege of McGregor's nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov, says he would agree to fight McGregor due to the former champion's current fight shape.
“Some fighter have to be stupid for say not. It’s 100 percent big money fight. Now everybody know he’s not in shape. Ass beating, make money, be happy," he said.
So far, the fight between McGregor and Chandler has yet to be finalized, due in part to McGregor still not entered back into the USADA testing pool.