Dana White thinks Michael Chandler 'makes a lot of sense' for Conor McGregor's comeback fight

UFC president Dana White already has a name in mind for Conor McGregor's next opponent - three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.

With Conor McGregor nearing recovery from the broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier, plenty of names have been put forward for his next bout.

Jorge Masvidal has already stated he'd be ready to face the Irishman, but UFC president Dana White has another fight in mind.

White instead thinks a clash between McGregor and Chandler would "make more sense", with the 36-year-old fresh from his knockout win over Tony Ferguson last month.

"I really like Chandler vs. Conor after Chandler's last fight," said White.

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"There's plenty of fights to make. I don't know if [Masvidal vs McGregor] is the one, but we'll see what the landscape looks like when Conor comes back."

"I'm just saying, after his last interview, his last fight, Conor is ranked No. 8, he's ranked No. 5 - it makes a lot of sense right now," White added.

Chandler has won two of his four UFC fights since signing with the organisation back in 2020.

A TKO win over Dan Hooker marked a successful debut, before consecutive losses against Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira.

However, his recent knockout win over Tony Ferguson have added to his stocks, with his MMA record now sitting at 23-7.

With McGregor desperately needing a win to help revitalise his UFC career, it'll be interesting to see how the 33-year-old comes back from his brutal leg break against Poirier last year.

Speaking of McGregor's recovery, White provided a positive update: "He's getting better.

"He's starting to ramp up his training some more and I'm hoping [he's ready to return at] the end of this year, early next year."

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