Conor McGregor backed to get title shot if he puts away Michael Chandler
Conor McGregor would be right back in the UFC lightweight title race with a victory over Michael Chandler.
Given that UFC 284's main event pits the promotion's No.1 and No.2 pound-for-for-pound fighters against each other and with Volkanovski speaking at a media day, you'd expect the hype to be around the impending scrap. But McGregor still steals the limelight.
Media has been abuzz with the impending return of The Notorious, who is set to face the dangerous Chandler following the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter later this year. With his fights providing highlight reels for the ages, Chandler has arguably done enough to earn his red panty night with McGregor.
Fielding questions about McGregor's return, Volkanovski admitted that despite the Irishman's recent poor record (one win from his last four fights), a win over Chandler would put him right back in the conversation for a title fight at lightweight.
"So, if he goes out there and beats Michael Chandler, who's one of the top-ranked lightweights on the planet, and he does it in exciting fashion, I'll be honest, I'd have no problem with him fighting for the belt. McGregor vs. Chandler, I'm excited. Take my money already."