Conor McGregor’s UFC Comeback Is Scheduled For June In Las Vegas

Conor McGregor

Returning to the octagon is the biggest star in mixed martial arts history. The UFC CEO, Dana White, announced on Saturday night that Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler would square off at UFC 303 on June 29 in Las Vegas. Although McGregor, 35, had already declared he would fight Chandler, the fight is now official thanks to White’s statement. Last year, on The Ultimate Fighter, McGregor and Chandler competed as coaches against one another to fight one another after the reality program concluded.

When McGregor (22-6) faced Dustin Poirier in a fight in 2021, he shattered his left leg. It was his third defeat in four fights overall and his second consecutive loss against Poirier. 

Since 2016, Conor McGregor Has Only Engaged In Four MMA Fights

With six of the top ten pay-per-view fights ever and eight of the top ten, Conor McGregor has been a huge asset to the UFC. The UFC 229 matchup versus Khabib Nurmagomedov had the biggest viewership with 2.4 million purchases and brought in around $180 million throughout the broadcast. When the Irish mixed martial arts fighter faced Floyd Mayweather in 2017, it was also a part of the second-best-selling boxing contest ever. According to Showtime, the bout brought in over $600 million in total revenue and 4.3 million domestic PPV buys. According to Sportico’s list of the highest-paid athletes in history, Conor McGregor came in at number fifty. After accounting for inflation, his total earnings are projected to be $555 million and $465 million.