Ahead of the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter season 31, Conor McGregor expressed confidence in his coaching team’s performance on social media. However, Team McGregor has faced unexpected challenges, with Team Chandler taking a commanding 6-0 lead in the competition. This turn of events has surprised both fans and the fighters involved. In the latest episode, Michael Chandler’s fighter Kurt Holobaugh secured a victory over Lee Hammond, despite Hammond’s promising performance. Adding insult to injury, Team Chandler taunted McGregor as he left the building.
As Conor McGregor made his way out of the TUF house, he responded to taunts with the comment, “Youse are all bums.” However, this only led to further mocking from the opposing fighters, who sarcastically mentioned getting the jet ready for his departure. Throughout the season, McGregor’s fighters have consistently trailed behind those from Michael Chandler’s team. Despite the challenging 6-0 record, McGregor still has two remaining chances to secure a spot in the semi-final brackets, with fighters Landon Quinones in the lightweight division and Rico DiSciullo in the bantamweight division.
Will Conor McGregor fight Michael Chandler after TUF 31
Conor McGregor’s well-known partying habits have been a topic of discussion among MMA fans. His involvement in brawls and serious accusations, including allegations of sexual assault, have contributed to his controversial image. During the show, fans observed that McGregor appeared uninterested and unwilling to fully engage in the program. Some have even suggested that he may be in need of rehabilitation rather than a fight camp.
In addition to his coaching role, McGregor has been noticeably absent from the Octagon for the past two years. Since suffering a brutal leg-break at UFC 264 in 2021, he has not competed in any fights, and his absence from the USADA testing pool raises doubts about his future bouts, including the one with Chandler. This leads to the question: Does Conor McGregor still possess the desire to compete? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.