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Daniel Cormier Raises Doubts Over Michael Chandler’s Expectations for Conor McGregor Fight Payday

Souvik Roy

Daniel Cormier Raises Doubts Over Michael Chandler's Expectations for Conor McGregor Fight Payday

Conor McGregor’s scheduled opponent, Michael Chandler, had been eagerly anticipating their fight from the sidelines for almost a year. Consequently, Daniel Cormier expressed doubts about whether the payday from the McGregor fight would be enough to compensate for Chandler’s financial losses that he might have suffered during the wait. ‘DC’ was joined by former UFC welterweight Ben Askren in his latest YouTube video, where the two discussed various topics, including this one.

Cormier opined that Chandler could’ve taken to the octagon “two to three times” if he chose not to wait for the McGregor fight. His popularity in the UFC also indicates that he could’ve pocketed a sumptuous amount of money from the organization. Owing to this, Cormier mentioned that Chandler will now need to make “three times” his regular amount from the McGregor fight to cover his lost chances of making money.

Cormier, however, doubted if the case would be the same. He said,

He [Chandler] could’ve fought two to three times by the time this fight takes place. Is he going to make three times the money [from the McGregor fight]? He was sitting on the shelf for so long that he was missing money.”

The situation regarding the fight has developed a bit for Chandler. When Conor McGregor first announced his return date, there were doubts surrounding whether it was legitimate. Now, it turns out that the Irishman was not joking.

When is Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler?

2024 started with a ray of hope for all the aficionados of the McGregor vs. Chandler scrap. ‘The Notorious One’ revealed that he would make his UFC comeback on 29th June this year. However, subsequent interviews with him revealed that he had put a break on his training camps due to the promotional ventures of his Hollywood-debut movie, ‘Road House’.


These interviews sparked several discussions within the UFC community, with numerous reports saying that McGregor may fail his given timeline. However, the UFC authorities recently confirmed that McGregor will return at UFC 303 scheduled for 29 June. It’s quite apparent that 29 June will also come with an answer to Cormier’s doubt about Chandler’s payday from the fight.

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Souvik Roy

Souvik Roy


The coveted boxing bout between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson in 2002 was the first combat sports event that Souvik ever witnessed. However, he fell for the UFC when he knew about it in 2010. After starting as an occasional viewer back then, Souvik has been watching UFC events almost regularly from late 2017. He began his career as a UFC(MMA) and combat sports journalist in the year 2022 after gathering a lot of valuable knowledge about MMA and a few other combat sports disciplines. He has written more than 1300 articles about various UFC and other combat sports events prior to joining The SportsRush. Apart from being a journalist, Souvik is also an ardent fan of the UFC. Hence, he always looks to have conversations about the same with others. He has a deep affinity for striking part of MMA and other combat sports and Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier is the warrior of his choice in the current UFC roster. Souvik also serves as the Lead Vocalist of a rock band during his time free from publishing reports.

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