Michael Chandler details the experience of coaching on TUF alongside Conor McGregor

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Michael Chandler details the experience of coaching on TUF alongside Conor McGregor

Michael Chandler has recently discussed his experience coaching Conor McGregor on TUF and the process involved.

Michael Chandler impressed on his UFC debut
Michael Chandler poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

During his appearance on The Schaub programme, Chandler discussed spending four weeks on the programme with McGregor, who is scheduled to fight later in the year. Initially, he stated that he did not want to coach TUF again, but after some time had passed, he indicated that he would be amenable to doing so in the future.

He said:

“If you were to ask me right away, I would be like, ‘I don’t think I ever wanna do that again.’ But now I’m like, it was 4 weeks, it was fun, it’s gonna be a huge show. I would definitely do it again, so it was a lot of fun-painfully hard.”

Additionally, ‘Iron’ described working with his team’s fighters and assisting to prepare them for their fights. He stated that he wanted everyone to get the most out of their experience on the show and that he intended well when advising his fighters, saying:

“With my guys, when we’re training and it’s like, ‘Hey man, you gotta be better at this, you gotta get off the wall, you gotta get up,’…And they can feel even if I might’ve rubbed them the wrong way here, they knew it came from a good place because we have to put them in the best situation possible to win on fight night.”

Considering that the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter will broadcast on ESPN, it will be intriguing to see how well it performs.

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Eddie Hearn claims he would like to promote Conor McGregor, but not against a “plonker” like Jake Paul

Eddie Hearn would love to promote Conor McGregor so that he can resume his boxing career. McGregor is likely the most popular and successful UFC entertainer in the sport’s history. As part of their joint business promotion, Hearn visited Conor’s renowned pub during a recent trip to Ireland. Eddie decided to discredit Jake Paul as a potential opponent for Conor McGregor after discussing his experience with The Sun. In a recent press conference for his fight against Nate Diaz, Jake Paul appeared persuaded that a bout with Conor is inevitable. Hearn stated he would love to promote Conor McGregor’s boxing career, indicating that he does not believe this to be the case.

Eddie Hearn had to explain to The Sun, however, that he would not do so out of reverence for the UFC president. He stated:

“We talked about boxing but obviously he’s with the UFC and I respect Dana. He also knows what he’s doing, he’s been around and if we ever get involved in promoting a fight for him, it would be fantastic. But we’re getting on very well. He FaceTimed me and it was almost like a brother phoning me up last night, or a dad going, ‘Alright? Good day to day, I’ve seen it all.’ Good work, make sure you get some sleep, you need to go again tomorrow.’ I was like, ‘Alright, thanks a lot.’ We’re out pushing all his brands and looking forward to seeing him tonight.”

According to British slang, a plonker is essentially an idiot, and Hearn had no problem labelling Jake Paul a plonker. In the interview, he was asked who Conor McGregor could face following his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather:

“Jake Paul, Nate Diaz, I dunno but I don’t think he needs to do it. He’s made his money, he’s a great mixed martial artist. You don’t want to go in there and lose to someone you don’t really like. It’s one thing losing to Floyd Mayweather, you don’t want to lose to a plonker.”

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin