Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler now for the fall?

Conor McGregor’s long awaited return to the UFC will have to wait a little longer.

Despite McGregor announcing plans to face Michael Chandler on June 29 at the annual International Fight Week card in Las Vegas, UFC CEO Dana White revealed that no date has actually been set for the highly anticipated matchup. In fact, White says he’s now targeting late 2024 for the matchup after McGregor and Chandler first clashed as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter in early 2023.

“Eventually,” White told The Pat McAfee Show when asked about McGregor vs. Chandler. “Hopefully this year. There is no date. I’m hoping for the fall. [Hopefully] we get it done in the fall.”

This is the latest delay to the fight that was initially expected sometime this past year after McGregor was announced as a coach on the reality show, which aired during summer 2023. At the time, McGregor hadn’t returned to the UFC’s anti-doping program after he suffered a devastating broken leg in his last outing against Dustin Poirier in 2021.