Conor McGregor mocks Michael Chandler’s ‘Mystic Mike’ prediction as they prepare for fight later this year

Conor McGregor was reduced to laughter by Michael Chandler’s “Mystic Mike” prediction that he would knock him out when they met.

It was recently announced that McGregor would likely return to action against Chandler, although UFC President Dana White did not say when that might happen.

McGregor hasn’t fought since breaking his leg against Poirier in 2021

The two generally have a bit of respect for each other, but Chandler spoke about the fight and said McGregor will feel his presence.

Speaking to ESPN, he said, “(McGregor) is going to feel my presence from the start of the fight and then from wherever the fight takes us.

“If I want to pick it up and put it down, I can pick it up and put it down and beat it up and get a submission that way. I believe I finish Conor in the second round. That’s my “Mystic Mike” take on this, later this year, whenever.

“Mystic Mike” refers to McGregor’s self-proclaimed nickname “Mystic Mac”, given that he successfully predicted the round in which he would knock out his opponents.

McGregor isn’t too concerned about Chandler’s confidence and laughed it off, taking to Twitter to post an emoji saying so.

The fight is realistic several months away, with McGregor having to re-enter the USADA drug testing pool before a potential fight can take place.

Conor McGregor mocks Michael Chandler's 'Mystic Mike' prediction as they prepare for fight later this year
Chandler is confident ahead of the fight

It can be expected, however, that the war of words between the two and the shenanigans have only just begun and that the preparation for the fight will be exciting to follow in the months to come.

Before they meet in the cage, Chandler must first navigate the mental warfare that McGregor is so good at when they appear as trainers on The Ultimate Fighter.

Both fighters come into the fight having lost their previous fight to Dustin Poirier – McGregor lost in July 2021, while Chandler lost in November of last year.

And Poirier thinks McGregor would beat Chandler.

“Chandler is reachable,” he said in January. “Conor is longer than him. Chandler slows down. You know, if he’s struggling hard to avoid the strike with Conor, he’s going to slow down a bit, and he’ll be more in front of Conor and able to get hit.

“I would put money on Conor if the fight happened. Not that I can, I can’t bet. I can’t bet on MMA.


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