McGregor ACCEPTS Chandler's call-out after epid Gaethje showdown

Conor McGregor ACCEPTS Michael Chandler’s call-out and says he is ‘down at some stage’ to fight the UFC star following his defeat in a battle for the ages against Justin Gaethje

  • Conor McGregor has been called out by Michael Chandler after his UFC defeat 
  • Chandler was left bloodied and bruised after going the distance with Gaethje 
  • Afterwards he posted a picture of himself and McGregor online saying ‘2022’ 
  • McGregor says he is ‘down at some stage’ and praised Chandler for his efforts 

Still bruised and bloody from his incredible battle with Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler has called out Conor McGregor and declared that he wants to face the Irishman next.

Chandler played his part in giving the UFC a showdown for the ages after going blow for blow with Gaethje inside the Octagon, as the two men battered one another into a bloody pulp before Chandler was defeated by scorecard decision.

Former Bellator supremo Chandler gave everything he had inside Madison Square Garden in a relentless, chaotic battle and left the arena soaked in blood while lapping up the respect and adulation of the audience.

Michael Chandler has said he wants to face Conor McGregor next after losing to Justin Gaethje

Chandler played his part in a battle of the ages as the two men slugged it out in the Octagon

Quickly, Chandler turns his attention to his next opponent and used social media to get the message out there.

Writing on his Twitter platform, Chandler published a photo of himself squaring up to the notorious McGregor and simply captioned it ‘2022.’

Both fighters will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses so the tantalising matchup certainly would make sense for a number of reasons. 

McGregor was receptive to the idea and was quick to heap praise on Chandler for the fight

McGregor is yet to return to the scene after sustaining a broken leg against Dustin Poirier

McGregor is recovering from a leg injury suffered in the closing moments of his first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. Poirier also stopped the former lightweight and featherweight champion in January in the main event of UFC 257.

And, while many would assume that the large ego of McGregor would take offence after being called out by a fighter who had just suffered a defeat, the Dubliner received the news in quite a contrasting manner.

Indeed, McGregor not only accepted the invite but also praised Chandler for his exploits.

Replying to the Tweet, McGregor wrote: ‘I’m down at some stage for sure. Great fight the other night Mike, congrats!’ 

Gaethje (left) and Chandler were reunited in hospital after their brutal UFC fight

Gaethje feels he next in line for a title shot va the winner of Charles Oliveria’s clash with Poirier

Following the epic fight, Chandler was actually reunited with Gaethje inside the hospital as both fighters had their extensive injuries checked over.

Contest winner Gaethje posted an image on Instagram of the two rivals looking beaten and bruised in hospital, but both fighters were smiling despite the heavy blows they faced.

‘All glory to God,’ Gaethje captioned the post. ‘I wasn’t leaving tonight without my chance to to put another strap on Trevor Wittman’s wall.’

Gaethje is now adamant he is next in line for a title shot against the winner of Charles Oliveria’s clash with Dustin Poirier in December. 

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